Rep. Lieu: Trump’s Pardons ‘Shouldn’t Be Based on Which Celebrities Have Access to the Pres.’
Rep. Ted Lieu: Trump’s Pardons ‘Shouldn’t Be Based on Which Celebrities Have Access to the President’ (Mediaite)
Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) has never been one to keep his opinions to himself, and so he told Wolf Blitzer that the commutation of Alice Marie Johnson‘s sentence due to the influence of Kim Kardashianwas probably not ideal.
“Unfortunately, the president has perverted the pardon process and now it seems like he’s pardoning people based on their celebrity status or because a celebrity talked to him,” Lieu said. “In this case, it’s pretty clear that the only reason Trump pardoned Ms. Johnson is because Kim Kardashian talked to Donald Trump about this case.”