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Michael Cohen, former lawyer to President Trump, leaves the federal courthouse Tuesday in New York City. Yana Paskova/Getty Images hide caption

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Michael Cohen's Lawyer Says His Client Would Never Accept Pardon From 'Corrupt' Trump

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Jack Johnson, seen here in New York City in 1932, was the first black world heavyweight champion. On Thursday, President Trump granted him a rare posthumous pardon, clearing his name more than a century after a racially charged conviction. AP hide caption

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After Hinting At It During Phoenix Rally, Trump Issues Pardon For Arpaio

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The White House is seen reflected in a rainwater puddle on Friday, July 28, 2017 — amid very stormy times in Washington, D.C. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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Could Trump Pardon Himself? Probably Not

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Edward Snowden speaks in September via video link from Moscow during a news conference with Human Rights Watch to call upon President Obama to pardon Snowden before leaving office. Mary Altaffer/AP hide caption

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Obama Faces Difficult Choices Amid Stream Of Last-Minute Clemency Requests

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Obama Shortens Prison Terms For 46 Drug Offenders, Vows More Commutations

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President Obama speaks to reporters Wednesday in the Oval Office. On Thursday, Obama announced that he was granting a series of pardons and clemencies. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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Obama's White House Pardons: Turkeys, Yes; Humans, No

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