I thought we could all use a little laugh today, and well, President Trump has delivered your daily bit of outrage.
United States congressman Duncan Hunter pleaded guilty last year to stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign funds. In March, he was sentenced to 11 months in federal prison. What made his story especially comical was how brazen the fraud had been. Among the items listed in the indictment were European vacations for his family, stays at luxury hotels, plane tickets for his family’s pet rabbits, and $1,302 in Steam games.
On Monday, Hunter was fully pardoned by President Donald Trump. He will serve no prison time, and he cannot be tried for those crimes again. Hunter was due to report to Federal Correctional Institution La Tuna, a low-security prison camp in Texas, on Jan. 4.
Trump has less than one month remaining in his term, which ends on Jan. 20. More pardons — including for members of the Trump family and for himself — are expected before that time.