After President Trump’s commutation of a convicted drug dealer’s sentence gained national attention, the President is now reportedly considering several more pardons.
Among the most notable is that of posthumously pardoning Muhammad Ali.
Usually, a president will wait until they are headed out of office to grant significant pardons.
As you may recall, then-President Obama opened the prison doors for hundreds of criminals, just days before leaving the White House.
After talking over the case of Alice Marie Johnson with Kim Kardashian, the President commuted her sentence after having served more than two decades behind bars on drug charges.
Trump also pardoned Sheriff Joe, Lewis Libby, and Dinesh D’Souza.
The D’Souza case is of particular interest because of Trump nemesis Rosie O’Donnell.
O’Donnell recently made headlines for having over-donated to several Democrat campaigns.
While she claimed she was doing nothing nefarious, she was using various names and addresses to make sure the donations went through.
D’Souza’s conviction held similar circumstances, leaving conservatives wondering why O’Donnell had never been charged.
Trump stunned the media recently by saying he was thinking about pardoning Muhammad Ali.
When the family’s attorney, Ron Tweel, was asked about the pardon, he seemed just as surprised as everyone else.
Trump has been known to say some off the cuff and spontaneous things during pressers, and this would appear to fit into that category.
While the family appreciated Trump’s sentiment, Tweel said pardoning the former heavyweight champ is not necessary.
Tweel actually has the law on his side on this one, because the Supreme Court has actually already overturned Ali’s conviction.
The real question here, though, is what is Trump up to with these pardons?
The man doesn’t do anything without an end game.
Is he simply trying to change the news cycle from Stormy Daniels or does he have something else up his sleeve?