Fox News host Judge Jeanine successfully lobbied former President Donald Trump in an eleventh-hour effort to pardon her ex-husband in the final hours of Trump’s presidency, CNN has learned.
Pirro was upset that her ex-husband Albert J. Pirro Jr. wasn’t on Trump’s final pardon list that came out early Wednesday morning, and that message was conveyed to the White House and its former resident, according to a former White House adviser.
Albert Pirro was convicted on conspiracy and tax evasion charges after improperly deducting $1.2 million of his personal expenses in business write-offs. A separate source familiar with the matter tells CNN that Albert Pirro was not on the pardon radar before Wednesday morning.
Read the full article. The pardon reportedly came minutes after Air Force One landed in Florida following a scramble by Trump aides.
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