In a statement shared on Wednesday, the former president said that Republican lawmaker "totally denied the accusations against him."
"This is a case that should never have been brought because the dismissed indictment is a clear violation of New York law," said Paul Manafort's lawyer Todd Blanche on Monday.
The former NSA contractor was not included in Trump's last-minute clemency list.
Notable people pardoned by Trump today include former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon and rapper Lil Wayne.
The rapper was expected to face a prison sentence of up to 10 years after pleading guilty to a weapon possession charge.
The outgoing president announced 73 pardons, with the former fundraiser who aided his efforts in 2016 among them.
Levandowski previously admitted to downloading thousands of files relating to Google's self-driving car project onto his personal laptop in 2016 as he was preparing to leave the company.
The "Trump told me to" defense provides "great evidence" for a Senate impeachment trial, joked one activist.
"The words and invitation of a president are supposed to mean something," Albert Watkins, attorney for the "QAnon Shaman" featured in viral photos of last weeks Capitol riot, reportedly said while suggesting that President Donald Trump should pardon the rioters.
James Comey, the former FBI director fired by President Donald Trump in 2017, said the U.S. needs to "focus on things that are going to matter."
"Let's remember that the case was not tried. Mr. Kushner pled guilty," the former New Jersey district attorney said Sunday.
In 2019, the attorney general said it "would be a crime" for a president to pardon someone in exchange for a promise of loyalty.
President Trump's longtime friend said he would file a $25 million lawsuit alleging prosecutorial misconduct.
The political consultant gave a first TV interview following his presidential pardon to Fox News's Tucker Carlson.
"None of us want to be defined forever based on our worst decision," Alice Johnson said during a speech at the August Republican National Convention.
Legal experts weight in on the "complicated" possibility that the president could pardon the whistleblower before he exits the White House in January 2021.
Even if the president has the power to pardon himself, he shouldn't exercise it.
The rumored pardon reached Assange's partner, Stella Moris, who posted on Twitter that she hoped it was true.
Many called for the intelligence specialist to be pardoned by Trump before Snowden, noting that Winner is in prison while Snowden remains free in Russia.
Debate has taken place on social media as multiple Republican elected officials suggested the former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor-turned-whistleblower should be pardoned by Trump.
The Republican congresswoman also called the NSA whistleblower a "traitor" to the U.S for releasing classified information.
The president's personal attorney said he had not asked his boss for a pardon ahead of Trump's exit from the Oval Office in January.
When President Trump reviews the applications for executive clemency currently before him, he will be performing a critical constitutional duty: "To take care that the laws be faithfully executed."
"These are Julian's sons Max and Gabriel. They need their father. Our family needs to be whole again. I beg you, please bring him home for Christmas."
Many Republicans praised Trump for granting Flynn clemency, while Democrats felt the pardon was an act of corruption.
The former national security adviser has been seen as a hero in the radical movement after swearing an oath of allegiance in July.
The president's decision to pardon Michael Flynn has caused a backlash, while there is also speculation of him controversially using such power on himself.
Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) suggested the commander-in-chief use his pardon powers "effectively and robustly."