Trump pardons a former California lawmaker and a billionaire publisher

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President Trump has pardoned two more prominent conservatives who have personal ties to him. Conrad Black is a billionaire former media mogul and one of Trump’s old business partners. He was convicted of fraud and obstruction of justice 12 years ago. The other is Pat Nolan, the former Republican leader in the California State Assembly in the ‘90s. He pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a massive FBI sting operation in Sacramento. Both men have completed their prison sentences.

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Guest:
Aaron Blake - senior political reporter for the Washington Post political analysis blog, The Fix - @AaronBlake

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Madeleine Brand

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Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Amy Ta, Yael Even Or, Alexandra Sif Tryggvadottir, Adriana Cargill, Nihar Patel