Trump Pardons Rapper Lil Wayne, Kodak Black, and Others
During his final hours as the President of the United States, President Trump and his administration have made a series of actions that were seen as a last-minute show of the power of the Oval Office
Washington D.C. – During his final hours as the President of the United States, President Trump and his administration have made a series of actions that were seen as a last-minute show of the power of the Oval Office.
Just a few hours before the inauguration of President-elect Joe R. Biden, Trump issued a series of pardons aimed at some of his most-loyal politicians and friends.
These pardons not only show how President Trump is being good to those who have been good to him, but it shows how many of his supporters ended up with corruption charges, especially after the investigation run by Robert Muller III between 2017 and 2019.
The list of those granted the Presidential pardon also includes some celebrities who have basically nothing to do with politics, if you exclude Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. (Lil Wayne), who showed support in Trump’s 2020 presidential campaign. The move was seen by many as a calculated stunt to persuade the president to grant him the pardon.
After an anonymous tip led Miami police as well as federal agents to search a private jet that Lil Wayne was in, they found a gold-plated, 45-caliber Glock handgun, $26,000 in cash, cocaine, ecstasy, heroin, marijuana, and pain killers. The rapper later was charged with possessing a firearm and ammunition as a felon, to which he pleaded guilty in December of last year.
Bill Kapri, better known as Kodak Black, also received the presidential pardon after he was sentenced to almost 4 years in prison for lying on background paperwork when he tried to buy guns.
In the last few hours of his presidency, Trump pardoned 73 and commuted prison sentences for 70 others. The list of people who were pardoned or have had their sentences commuted also includes people who were recommended to the White House by criminal justice reform groups.
Jawad A. Musa, who was sentenced in 1991 to life imprisonment for a non-violent drug charge, was also granted clemency after both his sentencing judge and prosecutor who worked on the case requested clemency on his behalf.