The closest associates of current U.S. President Donald Trump earned tens of thousands of dollars for helping pardon criminals. .
According to the American edition, in recent weeks, when it became apparent that Trump would leave office as head of state, the number of pardons has increased dramatically. It is noted that many supporters of the president, using Trump’s grievances against the justice system in the country, contributed to the pardons of their “candidates.”
The newspaper believes that Trump aides were paid to promote pardons for the son of a former Arkansas senator accused of creating an online drug platform Silk Road, and a socialite accused of fraud.
The New York Times previously reported that Trump had discussed the possibility of pardoning himself. According to two people familiar with the situation, the American leader was thinking about his own pardon in the last days of his presidency. According to the newspaper, this could become one of the most extraordinary and untested ways of using presidential power in the history of the United States.