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Tough Sanctions, Then a Mysterious Last-Minute Turnabout

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WASHINGTON — In early December, an Israeli billionaire named Dan Gertler made an unusual request to the Treasury Department. A mining magnate who had been...
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‘The president’s lawyer just rambled on and on.’ Trump defense lawyer leaves some senators scratching their heads.

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After two hours of blistering opening statements from House Democrats prosecuting the impeachment case against former President Donald J. Trump, his defense lawyer, Bruce L....
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How Alan Dershowitz Became a Force in Clemency Grants

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WASHINGTON — By the time George Nader pleaded guilty last year to possessing child pornography and sex trafficking a minor, his once strong alliances in...
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Trump Raised $255.4 Million in 8 Weeks as He Sought to Overturn Election Result

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President Donald J. Trump and the Republican Party raised $255.4 million in the eight-plus weeks following the Nov. 3 election, new federal filings show, as...
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The Road to Clemency From Trump Was Closed to Most Who Sought It

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“When we worked on clemency during the Obama administration, it was based on objective criteria, not recommendations of some political ally or some celebrity,” said...
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For Prosecutors, Trump’s Clemency Decisions Were a ‘Kick in the Teeth’

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MIAMI BEACH — It was New Year’s Eve, and dance music was pulsating from the backyard of a multimillion-dollar home here co-owned by Philip Esformes,...
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Trump Prepares Pardon Wave for Final Hours

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Those under consideration include such disparate figures as Sheldon Silver, the disgraced former New York Assembly speaker, and the rapper Lil Wayne, who pleaded guilty...
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Behind Trump Clemency, a Case Study in Special Access

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Philip Esformes acquired a $1.6 million Ferrari and a $360,000 Swiss watch and traveled around the United States on a private jet, a spending spree...