A "lawless president" treats American justice like his "personal plaything," says Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.
The president's longtime confidant was convicted of lying, witness tampering and obstruction in the Russia probe.
Neal Katyal, a former Justice Department official, issued a warning to President Donald Trump after he doled out pardons and commuted sentences for friends and allies.
President Donald Trump spoke to reporters to explain a wave of commutations and pardons for convicted fraudsters, amongst others.
President-elect Trump's nomination of Jeff Sessions for Attorney General suggests a climate of mercy and forgiveness will soon change.
Being hard-wired for survival was a good thing. In the free world, though, it was another matter, especially when these mechanisms
Obama's White House counsel has said the president, even though a lame duck, will keep on granting clemencies in his final days in office.
Donald Trump going to Mexico could have had a certain "Nixon goes to China" flavor about it, and he actually was getting some good reviews for crossing the very low bar of "not totally embarrassing himself or his country" -- at least for the first few hours. Then he went to Phoenix, and Mr. Hyde came back out.
The commutations are part of the Obama administration’s efforts to reduce lengthy sentences for drug crimes.
The White House said the president has commuted more sentences than the past nine presidents combined.