Full List of Donald Trump's Pardons and Commutations After Granting Alice Johnson Clemency

On Wednesday, President Donald Trump once again extended his executive power to commute the life sentence of Alice Johnson, a 63-year-old woman who was incarcerated in 1996, following her conviction for a first-time nonviolent drug-related offense. 

Johnson is the seventh person to whom the president has granted clemency, and reports say he may be considering "dozens" more, as Trump becomes increasingly "obsessed" with exercising his pardon powers, according to reports citing White House officials.

Here's a complete list of Trump's pardons and commutations so far. Newsweek will update the list as needed. 

Alice Johnson

Johnson's plea for clemency garnered national attention when Kim Kardashian West learned of her case from a Mic video that showed Johnson explaining how her peripheral involvement in a cocaine trafficking operation landed her in prison for life without the possibility of parole. Moved by Johnson's story, Kardashian West put her personal lawyer on the case, spoke to senior adviser Jared Kushner and eventually went to the White House to meet with Trump. 

Johnson will be released "soon," according to CNN, after serving 21 years of her sentence.

Dinesh D'Souza

Johnson's commutation arrives on the heels of Trump's full pardon of Dinesh D'Souza, which he announced on Thursday. D'Souza pleaded guilty to making an illegal campaign contribution in 2014, an admission that earned him five years probation with eight months to be served in transitional housing and community service. 

"He was treated very unfairly by our government!" Trump wrote in a tweet.

Following news of his pardon, D'Souza shrugged off his offense, arguing that his campaign finance violations pale in comparison to the crimes of serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, for example. 

“Well, first of all, Judge Berman is a Clinton appointee who, among as part of my sentence sentenced me to mandatory psychiatric counseling," D'Souza told CNN. "I mean what could be crazier than that? Am I Jeffrey Dahmer who put bodies in the refrigerator? I gave money to a college friend of mine who was running for office."

Jack Johnson

Days before, Trump handed down a posthumous pardon to Jack Johnson, the first black heavyweight boxing champion, who was convicted in 1913 for transporting a white woman across state lines, a violation of Jim Crow laws. During his lifetime, Johnson served 10 months in a federal prison. 

“A truly great fighter,” Trump said of Johnson last month, during a signing ceremony in the Oval Office. “He had a tough life.”

Scooter Libby

In April, Trump pardoned Lewis Libby Jr., known as Scooter Libby, the former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney who was convicted more than a decade ago of perjury and obstruction of justice for his involvement in a leak that revealed the identity of former covert CIA officer Valerie Plame.

Libby had come close to a presidential pardon under former President George W. Bush, who helped Libby dodge jail time by commuting his 30-month sentence. However, Bush declined to grant Libby an outright pardon, which reportedly had been a source of tension between Bush and Cheney at the time. 

"I don’t know Mr. Libby, but for years I have heard that he has been treated unfairly. Hopefully, this full pardon will help rectify a very sad portion of his life,” the president said in a statement

Kristian Saucier

Navy sailor Kristian Saucier was granted a presidential pardon in March, when Trump recognized him for his "dedication" and "patriotic spirit" despite Saucier having been convicted of taking photos of classified areas inside a submarine in 2009, a crime to which he pleaded guilty in 2016.

Saucier's case had been on Trump's radar for a while, having discussed it with Saucier's lawyer and former national security adviser Michael Flynn in Trump Tower just after the 2016 presidential election. Trump later hinted that he may be considering clemency for Saucier on Sean Hannity's program, telling the Fox News host that Saucier's sentence was "very unfair."

Joe Arpaio

Perhaps the president's most controversial pardon to date, in August, Trump pardoned Joe Arpaio, the former Arizona sheriff who had been found guilty of criminal contempt for continuing to racially profile Latinos in violation of a court order that told him to stop. Arpaio was also the architect of Arizona's Tent City, an outdoor camp where hundreds of prisoners were housed and humiliated, made to wear black-and-white striped uniforms and pink underwear in the blazing desert heat.

Arpaio never served—and will never serve—a day of jail time due to Trump's pardon. 

Sholom Rubashkin

Trump first exercised his pardoning and commuting power to shorten the sentence of Sholom Rubashkin, the executive of a kosher meatpacking company in Iowa.

In 2009, Rubashkin was found guilty of money laundering, which involved him sending banks fake invoices to make his company seem more lucrative than it was, therefore allowing him to borrow more money. Rubashkin was sentenced to 27 years in prison, of which he had served eight years by the time Trump announced he would be commuting it in December.

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