President Donald Trump pardoned fifteen Americans Tuesday night, including his former campaign adviser, George Papadopoulos.
Papadopoulos was charged with one count of making false statements during Special Counsel Robert Muller’s investigation into accusations of the Trump campaign colluding with Russia.
“Notably, Mueller stated in his report that he found no evidence of collusion in connection with Russia’s attempts to interfere in the election,” the statement from the White House read. “Nonetheless, the Special Counsel’s team still charged Mr. Papadopoulos with this process-related crime.”
The president also issued a pardon to Alex van der Zwaan in connection with Mueller’s investigation, as he was also charged with a process-related crime of making false statements.
Trump also pardoned Nicholas Slatten, Paul Slough, Evan Liberty, and Dustin Heard, four military veterans who were serving as military contractors for Blackwater in Iraq who were prosecuted for the deaths of Iraqi civilians. The pardon was supported by Fox News host Pete Hegseth and many other Republicans in Congress. Read more…