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  • President Donald Trump on Tuesday set in motion a wave of pardons 20 in all, including people convicted in the Russia investigation and three former Republican congressman convicted of financial crimes.

  • There's a full pardon for George Papadopoulos, a campaign adviser for the 2016 presidential race.

  • Papadopoulos had pleaded guilty in 2017 of lying to FBI agents about his Russia contacts during the investigation into Moscow's meddling in the election.

  • The man who led the probe, Robert Mueller, had called his crimes serious.

  • But the White House defended the pardon, saying it helped quote correct the wrong that Mueller's team inflicted on so many people.

  • Another pardon went toe lawyer Alex Vander Swan, also convicted of lying to investigators during the Mueller probe.

  • Both men have served short prison sentences.

  • The three ex GOP lawmakers on the clemency list were convicted of crimes from securities fraud to misuse of campaign funds.

  • Also listed are four former U.

  • S service members serving time for killing Iraqi civilians while working as contractors in 2007.

  • Tuesday's pardons by the outgoing president had been expected and they may not be his last before Democratic President elect Joe Biden takes office in January.

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