Trump issues pardons to Conrad Black and Patrick Nolan

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The White House said Trump offered clemency to Patrick Nolan, a former Republican legislator who allied with Trump’s son-in-law and adviser, Jared Kushner, on prison revisions last year, and to Lord Conrad M. Black of Crossharbour, a Canadian-born former newspaper publisher who authored a book titled “Donald J. Trump: A President Like No Other.”

Both men have been out of prison for several years.

Nolan is the director of the Center for Criminal Justice Reform at the American Conservative Union Foundation, and, according to his biography page from that group, he pleaded guilty to a racketeering charge after an FBI sting and spent 29 months in federal custody. The White House said the experience “changed his life” and formed his later career as a conservative advocate for criminal justice revisions, including with the First Step Act, the criminal justice bill Trump signed into law last year. CNN has reached out…

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