New York Attorney General roasts Trump administration over pardons


FILE- In this Aug. 6, 2020 file photo, New York State Attorney General Letitia James takes a question at a news conference in New York. James said on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020 that she will impanel a grand jury to look into the death of Daniel Prude. Prude, 41, apparently stopped breathing as police in Rochester, N.Y. were restraining him in March 2020 and died when he was taken off life support a week later. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

NEW YORK (NEWS10) — New York’s Attorney General, Letitia James, responded to President Trump’s final round of pardons and commutations.

President Donald Trump started his administration with unethical behavior and he will end it no differently. The 143 pardons and commutations, issued in the twilight hours of the Trump Administration, perfectly sum up what this lame-duck president has always been about: favoritism towards those who show absolute loyalty to Donald Trump. At noon today, the Trump presidency and this national nightmare will finally be over. In a matter of hours, the rule of law will be restored and our nation will begin to heal from four years of abuse, corruption, and hate. We are all counting down the minutes.

Letitia James
Attorney General of New York

In his final hours as president, Donald Trump used his authority to issue 143 pardons and commutations.

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