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A Look at Dinesh D’Souza, Pardoned by Trump

A Look at Dinesh D’Souza, Pardoned by Trump

Dinesh D’Souza, left, after his sentencing in 2014 for a campaign finance violation. He was accused of illegally using straw donors to donate $20,000 to a Republican Senate candidate in New York.
Who Is Rod Blagojevich? And How Does He Know President Trump?

Who Is Rod Blagojevich? And How Does He Know President Trump?

Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich of Illinois with his wife, Patti, in 2012, before reporting to federal prison on a corruption conviction.
How Far Can Trump Go in Issuing Pardons?

How Far Can Trump Go in Issuing Pardons?

President Trump’s pardons have focused on prominent people, while other presidents often pardoned people not of particular notoriety.
Dinesh D’Souza? Really?

Dinesh D’Souza? Really?

President Trump pardoned Dinesh D'Souza on Thursday.

How Trump Is Using the Power to Pardon

The president has pardoned political allies and prominent figures whom he said were treated unfairly by prosecutors. The Times’s Supreme Court reporter, Adam Liptak, looks at how this compares with

How Trump Is Using the Power to Pardon

The president has pardoned political allies and prominent figures whom he said were treated unfairly by prosecutors. The Times’s Supreme Court reporter, Adam Liptak, looks at how this compares with
Pardon System Needs Fixing, Advocates Say, but They Cringe at Trump’s Approach

Pardon System Needs Fixing, Advocates Say, but They Cringe at Trump’s Approach

Matthew Charles, left, who got out of prison in 2016, was sent back last month after a court ruled he was not eligible for early release.
Pardon System Needs Fixing, Advocates Say, but They Cringe at Trump’s Approach

Pardon System Needs Fixing, Advocates Say, but They Cringe at Trump’s Approach

Matthew Charles, left, who got out of prison in 2016, was sent back last month after a court ruled he was not eligible for early release.
Op-Ed Columnist: Does the Law Apply to Donald Trump?

Op-Ed Columnist: Does the Law Apply to Donald Trump?

Two presidents at the White House. On Monday, President Trump tweeted that he is above the law.
News Analysis: Trump and His Lawyers Embrace a Vision of Vast Executive Power

News Analysis: Trump and His Lawyers Embrace a Vision of Vast Executive Power

President Trump asserted in a Twitter post on Monday that he had “the absolute right” to pardon himself.
News Analysis: Trump and His Lawyers Embrace a Vision of Vast Executive Power

News Analysis: Trump and His Lawyers Embrace a Vision of Vast Executive Power

President Trump asserted in a Twitter post on Monday that he had “the absolute right” to pardon himself.

Fact-Check of the Day: Trump Considers Pardoning Muhammad Ali, Whose Conviction Was Already Overturned

President Trump said he was “doing recommendations on Muhammad Ali.” In 1971, the Supreme Court overturned Ali’s draft evasion conviction, and President Jimmy Carter issued a blanket amnesty in 1977.
Op-Ed Columnist: A Present-Day Bull Connor

Op-Ed Columnist: A Present-Day Bull Connor

President Trump signed a proclamation for the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in January.
Op-Ed Columnist: The Lesser Cruelty on Immigration

Op-Ed Columnist: The Lesser Cruelty on Immigration

Central American asylum seekers waited for transport on Tuesday while being detained by Border Patrol agents near the Mexican border in McAllen, Tex.
Trump Pardons Oregon Ranchers Whose Case Inspired Wildlife Refuge Takeover

Trump Pardons Oregon Ranchers Whose Case Inspired Wildlife Refuge Takeover

Dwight L. Hammond and his son became a cause célèbre for an antigovernment group’s weekslong standoff at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon.
Trump Pardons Oregon Ranchers Whose Case Inspired Wildlife Refuge Takeover

Trump Pardons Oregon Ranchers Whose Case Inspired Wildlife Refuge Takeover

Dwight L. Hammond and his son became a cause célèbre for an antigovernment group’s weekslong standoff at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon.
Pardon Seekers Have a New Strategy in the Trump Era: ‘It’s Who You Know’

Pardon Seekers Have a New Strategy in the Trump Era: ‘It’s Who You Know’

Alan Fields, at his home in West Bloomfield Township, Mich., is seeking a pardon for a felony conviction from 1994 in which he served one day in prison.