Trump issues 26 more pardons, including Paul Manafort, Roger Stone and Charles Kushner

Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort departs from U.S. District Court in Washington, U.S., February 28, 2018.Yuri Gripas | ReutersWASHINGTON —  President Donald Trump issued more than 20 pardons and commutations to loyalists Wednesday evening.Trump pardoned Charles Kushner, the father of his son-in-law, Jared Kushner as well as Paul Manafort, his 2016 campaign chairman, and Roger Stone, his longtime informal adviser and friend.Also on the list released Wednesday was Margaret Hunter, the estranged wife of former Representative Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., who plead guilty to charges of misusing campaign funds for personal expenses.The second wave of pardons comes as the president left the White House to spend the holiday in Florida.A day prior, Trump issued pardons to 15 people, including two men convicted as part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, and four former Blackwater USA guards who were convicted in the killings of 14 unarmed Iraqi civilians in Baghdad in 2007.Others who received pardons included two former Republican congressmen who admitted committing financial-related crimes.Trump also commuted all or some of the criminal sentences of five other people, as the president faces his last month in office.This is breaking news. Please check back for updates.

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