President Trump has pardoned more former members of his inner circle. Just ahead of Christmas, Trump pardoned his disgraced former campaign chair Paul Manafort. Last year, a federal judge ruled Manafort violated terms of a plea agreement by intentionally lying to special counsel Robert Mueller’s office, after he was convicted on charges of bank fraud and tax evasion.
Trump also pardoned his longtime friend and adviser Roger Stone, who was convicted on seven criminal counts, including lying to Congress and witness tampering.
And Trump pardoned Charles Kushner, the father of Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner. Charles Kushner was convicted in 2005 on charges of tax fraud, illegal campaign contributions and witness tampering. So far, 60 of Trump’s 65 pardons have gone to people he personally knows or who aided him politically.