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Conrad Black’s unconventional path to a pardon boosted by one of Trump’s biggest on-air defenders

Conrad Black’s unconventional path to a pardon boosted by one of Trump’s biggest on-air defenders
Thursday 23
16:41 2019

Before receiving a full pardon from President Trump on charges of fraud and obstruction of justice last week, former media mogul Conrad Black enlisted one of Trump’s biggest on-air defenders, Alan Dershowitz, to get the president’s attention. Dershowitz — a Harvard law professor who has regularly gone on television to declare Trump’s innocence of obstruction of justice charges — said he wrote a letter to the White House requesting the pardon. Dershowitz’s letter, which was reviewed by the White House Counsel’s Office, played a major role in getting Trump and his legal advisers on board, according to Black, a Canadian ...

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Summary: Alan Dershowitz, a law professor who has regularly gone on television to declare the president’s innocence from charges of obstruction of justice, wrote a letter to the White House requesting the pardon.

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