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>> Donald Trump once again exercised his presidential power Wednesday by communing the life sentence of a woman who Kim Kardashian navigated for at the Oval Office last week. In a statement, the White House said 63 year old Alice Marie Johnson has been a model prisoner. Having served almost 22 years for a first time drug offense.
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Kardashian tweeting Wednesday, best news ever! But not everyone agrees with the way Trump is pardoning, says Reuters White House Correspondent, Steve Holland.>> The President is facing some criticism from people who feel like he's undermining the rule of law. He's just in the past two weeks he's pardoned a boxer that was brought to his attention by Sylvester Stallone.
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Dinesh D'Souza, the conservative commentator, a case brought to him by Senator Ted Cruz. They're saying that he's skirting the law and not going into the proper background checks and vetting process that he should for these types of pardons.>> And there could be more pardons soon, Martha Stewart included.
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>> We are hearing that the President's considering dozens of more pardons. I'ts like he's discovered a new talent that he has to pardon people. He's getting some interest from celebrities that he knows. There's Apprentice connection to some of these cases like Martha Stewart, or Rod Blagojevich, so if it's someone he knows, I mean this is part of the world that he lives in these among the celebrities.
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And so he's more prone to consider those sort of cases than he might be others. But I think the White House is making sure he has other cases to consider as well.>> Trump also raising eyebrows this week tweeting that he has, quote, the absolute right to pardon myself, but why would I do that when I have done nothing wrong?
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Trump's tweets provoking criticism from within his own party, including from Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan.>> And no one is above the law. I'll leave it at that.