Jan 20, 2021 - Politics & Policy
Trump’s final act as president: Pardoning Jeanine Pirro’s ex-husband
With just over 30 minutes left in his presidency, President Trump issued a full pardon to Albert J. Pirro Jr., ex-husband of Fox News firebrand and Trump defender Jeanine Pirro.
Why it matters: This was Trump's final act as president, and he issued the pardon during Joe Biden's inauguration.
Details: Albert Pirro was sentenced to 29 months in federal prison in 2000 on charges of conspiracy and tax evasion.
- The final pardon comes after Trump issued 143 pardons and commutations just after 1am on Wednesday, many of which went to his allies engulfed in corruption scandals.
- The pardons include one for his former chief strategist Steve Bannon; former top Republican fundraiser Elliott Broidy, and rapper Lil Wayne.
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