NBC News reports:
President Donald Trump is reportedly considering a pardon for Joe Arpaio, the controversial former Arizona lawman with a reputation as “America’s toughest sheriff.” That would surely be good news for Arpaio, who was voted out of office last year and was recently convicted of criminal contempt-of-court.
But it appears the White House is keeping him in suspense. “So what’s the scoop on me?” Arpaio asked on Monday night. “Will he pardon me?” A day before Trump was set to take the stage for a rally in Phoenix, the former sheriff of Maricopa County told NBC News he was in the dark on the president’s plans.
Multiple protests will take place across Phoenix ahead of and during Trump’s rally.