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PoliticsTrump Pardons Conrad Black, Who Wrote Book About Him Last Year

04:40  16 may  2019
04:40  16 may  2019 Source:   thedailybeast.com

Meet Conrad Black, the felon pardoned by Trump

Meet Conrad Black, the felon pardoned by Trump The former media mogul and British lord, who served time for fraud, has long-standing alliances with the president

“I have no doubt that Donald Trump will pardon Conrad Black before his presidency ends,” says Toronto defence lawyer Steven Skurka, who wrote a In an interview promoting his Trump book in June, he appeared troubled when TVO’s Steve Paikin asked him about speculation that he’s sucking

Conrad Black has not applied for a pardon from U.S. President Donald Trump and does not wish to say if he will do so. “I have no doubt that Donald Trump will pardon Conrad Black before his presidency ends,” says Toronto defence lawyer Steven Skurka, who wrote a book about the trial.

Trump Pardons Conrad Black, Who Wrote Book About Him Last Year© Provided by The Daily Beast Mark Blinch/Reuters

President Trump gave a full pardon to Lord Conrad Black on Wednesday, an ex-British newspaper publisher who wrote a book about Trump just last year.

According to a White House release, prosecutors accused Black—former owner of newspapers like the Chicago Sun-Times and the Daily Telegraph—of “several acts of mail fraud and obstruction” in 2007. The statement noted that the Supreme Court “overturned almost all charges in his case.”

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The former press magnate lauds the president in his newest book – but some are wondering if he’s merely angling for a pardon .

WASHINGTON — For months, President Trump has railed against investigators and presented himself as the target of an unfair prosecution. So when he was asked to pardon former Vice President Dick Cheney’s chief of staff, who likewise considered himself the target of an unfair prosecution

According to BBC News, Black faced 13 charges at the time over claims that he stole $60 million from investors of his newspaper firm, Hollinger International. Despite the Supreme Court narrowing the scope of a law used to convict him, he was still sentenced to 42 months in prison. Black, who was born in Canada, moved back there in 2012 after his release from jail.

The White House release praised Black, a member of the British House of Lords who is currently on leave of absence, as a “entrepreneur and scholar” who made “tremendous contributions to business... political and historical thought.” The statement noted that Black penned biographies of Presidents Franklin D. Roosevelt and Richard M. Nixon, but notably omitted the fact that Black also authored a book all about the current president.

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If Trump pardoned Manafort, the move would fall in line with the president's recent trend of granting clemency to political allies, as well as Though Trump may pardon whomever he wishes, people who petition for presidential pardons are told by the Justice Department to wait at least five years after

In a tweet last year , Mr. Trump indicated that he had studied the matter. “All agree the U.S. president has the complete power to pardon ,” he wrote . Has Mr. Trump followed the usual procedures for granting pardons ? Can the president pardon people who have not yet been convicted?

Black’s book, titled Donald J. Trump: A President Like No Other, was published in May 2018. The Amazon description describes the over-250 page book as Black writing about his “friend” Trump and providing “the most intriguing and significant analysis yet of Trump’s political rise[.]”

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Dempsey, Dunford, and the right response to Trump's military pardons.
Media speculation is growing that President Trump will pardon a number of military personnel convicted of breaching the U.S. Code of Military Justice in Afghanistan and Iraq. But there's a right way and a wrong way for active and retired senior military officers to deal with that possibility. The wrong way is what former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey said on Tuesday. Tweeting that, "Absent evidence of innocence or injustice the wholesale pardon of US service members accused of war crimes signals our troops and allies that we don’t take the Law of Armed Conflict seriously. Bad message. Bad precedent.

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