US President Donald Trump has pardoned or reduced sentences to 20 Americans.
They include allies convicted in the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential campaign and four former security officers sentenced to life to kill Iraqi civilians.
Until now, President Trump has been sparing with amnesty or reduced sentences. He has only granted 2 percent of the requests, and it concerns 27 prisoners.
Now he gives amnesty to 15 convicts and a reduced sentence to 5 others. Trump’s predecessors Barack Obama and George W. Bush released 212 and 189 convicts, respectively.
But President Trump says he wants to make a significant catch-up, the number of requests for clemency that comes in at the White House would no longer be counted according to American media.