The 45th U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday grants clemency to all those people who were involved in the taxation fraud, corruption and lies in the White House. Among the pardoned officials, few are the former Governor of Illinois Rod Blagojevich, junk bond king Michael Milken, and NY Police Officer Bernard Kerik. Rod Blagojevich, whose expected release from jail was to be held in 2024, was found guilty in the year 2009 when he was trying to sell the vacant senate seat of Barack Obama for some monetary gains. His tapped phone calls were used as evidence in which he was trying his best to find a suitable person giving the maximum bid. One of his calls Recording says, “I’ve got this thing and it’s f**king golden”.
President Trump termed the former Governor’s 14 years imprisonment sentence “ridiculous“.
Bernard Kerik’s name was also included in the nomination list to manage George Bush-founded-United States Department of Homeland Security. He, however, had to withdraw his application from consideration after questions concerning immigrant status came up for the person employed at his home for household work. Thus, an investigation was conducted in which Kerik admitted his involving in felony charges of tax fraud & lying to White House seniors during his screening interview for the top post at the Department of Homeland Security.
The other persons to whom the grant of clemency was issued by Donald Trump are Ariel Friedler, Edward DeBartolo Jr., David Safavian, Paul Pogue & Angela Stanton. He also put his signature on four executive grants of clemency thereby pardoning Crystal Munoz, Tynice Nichole Hall & Judith Negron.
If we look at the list of Tuesday’s pardoned persons, Rod Blagojevich attracted much attention or publicity because of his obvious tone in the audiotape which completely ruined his image and engraved his name to corrupt government officials.