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US investigates potential bribery and lobbying schemes for pardons

1 month ago   |   By Belfast telegraph

The US Justice Department is investigating whether there was a secret scheme to lobby White House officials for a pardon as well as a related plot to offer a hefty political contribution in exchange for clemency, according to a court document unsealed on Tuesday.
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Justice Department investigating an alleged 'secret lobbying scheme' to obtain a presidential pardon

Justice Department investigating an alleged 'secret lobbying scheme' to obtain a presidential pardon

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement The US Department of Justice is investigating an alleged "secret lobbying scheme" to obtain a pardon from President Donald Trump, according to court documents revealed on Tuesday.
As first reported by CNN , the documents do not state who is alleged to have taken part in any such lobbying effort and a "related bribery conspiracy scheme," which is described as an offer of "a substantial political contribution in exchange for a presidential pardon or reprieve of sentence."
Two persons are being investigated for having "acted as lobbyists to senior White House officials...
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