Trump Pardons 49 people; far less than any other modern president

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(Left) Roger Stone exits federal court Washington on Nov. 15, 2019. (Center) Charles B. Kushner arrives at the Newark Federal Court on March 4, 2005. (Right) Paul Manafort arrives for a hearing at U.S. District Court in Washington, on June 15, 2018. (Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images and Marko Georgiev, Julio Cortez/AP Photo)
According to Pew Research, President Trump has granted clemency less frequently than any president in modern history. So far, Trump has pardoned or commuted sentences for a total of 49 people. Obama, for example, granted clemency 1,927 times in his eight years. A Nov. 24 Pew Research report noted, “As he enters the home stretch of his White House tenure, Donald Trump has used his clemency power less often than any president in modern history, according to data from the U.S. Department of Justice. Trump’s sparse use of pardons, commutations and other forms of official leniency stands in sharp contrast to his predecessor, Barack Obama, who used the clemency power more frequently
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