January 19th local time, Trump pardoned 73 people, including former chief strategist Steve Bannon and Republican fundraiser Elliott Brody.
According to the website Business Insider of the United States, Trump’s move has been criticized by the Washington Civil Responsibility and Ethics Organization (CREW).
The organization said that “even Nixon” would not do so.
According to the report, Noah Bookbender, the executive director of CROW, wrote in a statement: “Even Nixon will not pardon his cronies before leaving office.
Surprisingly, however, Donald Trump came up with such a way in the last 24 hours of his presidency, which made him less moral standards than Nixon.”
The report mentions that CROW is a non-partisan moral supervision organization that specifically sues against “special interests” and “black money” in politics.
On the evening of January 19th local time, Trump pardoned 73 people at the White House, including his former chief strategist Steve Bannon and Republican fundraiser Elliott Brody, and commuted the sentences of another 70 people.
After the U.S. election, Trump has repeatedly exercised the presidential pardon power.
November 25, 2020, Trump pardoned his first president, National Security Assistant Michael Flynn.
On December 22, Trump used the presidential power to pardon 15 people, including “co-Russia” investigation subjects accused of perjury and former “Black Water” security company employees convicted of shooting Iraqi civilians.