Trump pardons spark outrage

Washington (AFP) – An angry backlash Wednesday met US President Donald Trump’s pardons of corrupt Republican congressmen and security guards convicted of killing 14 civilians in a 2007 Baghdad massacre.  Following the pattern of earlier announcements, Trump extended  executive clemency Monday to people who showed strong political support for him, and former soldiers and law enforcement officials convicted of murder in on-the-job shootings.  Iraqis expressed outrage and sadness after Trump delivered pardons for the four Blackwater security contractors who were convicted of murder and manslaught…

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