Early in the Trump administration I wrote a column with a list of suggestions for the president to exercise his pardon or clemency power. The names I mentioned were Michael Milken, Martha Stewart, Conrad Black, Dinesh D'Souza, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, Larry Franklin, and Sholom Rubashkin. Trump has since pardoned Milken, Black, D'Souza, and Libby, and he commuted the sentence of Rubashkin. So I was five out of seven, which, for a piece headlined, "Trump's Next Pardons: A Short List of Convicts Deserving To Be Cleared," struck me as good enough that it was worth returning to the topic for another shot.
Who should be next? That was the topic of a column earlier this month. Please check out the full column at Newsmax ("Pardons Give President Final Word on Politicized Prosecutions") and the New York Sun ("Trump Pardons in 'Varsity Blues' Look Tempting.")