Manhattan federal prosecutors and Steve Bannon locked in legal battle over President Trump’s pardon

NEW YORK — Manhattan federal prosecutors and Steve Bannon are locked in an unusual legal battle over his pardon from then-President Donald Trump. Trump pardoned Bannon for allegedly swindling donors to a privately funded section of border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border shortly before leaving office. Such pardons typically result in swift dismissal of charges, as occurred in the cases against Michael Flynn, and Jared Kushner pal Kenneth Kurson, among others. But Manhattan federal prosecutors have asked a judge to only “administratively terminate” the case as to Bannon — a move his defense at…

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