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Roger Stone and Charles Kushner Added to Trump’s List of Pardons

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U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday granted pardons to Charles Kushner, the father of his son-in-law Jared Kushner, as well as his former colleagues Paul Manafort and Roger Stone.

The three are included in a list of 29 people pardoned by Trump, who on Tuesday already granted clemency to 20 others.

Kushner’s pardon was one of the most eagerly awaited as his conviction left a deep mark on the family of Jared Kushner, husband of his oldest daughter, Ivanka Trump.

The pardons of Manafort and Stone, also expected, represent an endorsement by Trump of his faithful collaborators prosecuted for the alleged Russian plot.

Manafort, who was Trump’s campaign manager, served two years in prison before being placed under house arrest last May for risk of the pandemic.

This Wednesday’s pardons come 24 hours after Trump pardoned two other ex-collaborators convicted in the investigation into the alleged Russian plot, four contractors from a private military company and three former Republican congressmen.

Among those pardoned, however, none of Trump’s closest collaborators, such as his family members or his lawyer Rudy Giuliani, are listed at this time, as had also been rumored.