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The expert commented on Trump's pardon of 73 people

The executive director of the CIS-EMO monitoring organization, Stanislav Byshok, commented in an interview with RT on the message that the current US President Donald Trump pardoned 73 people, including his ex-adviser Stephen Bannon, and also commuted the sentence to 70 more people.

The expert noted that the pardon is a characteristic history of American politics and the outgoing president makes such a "peaceful gesture of goodwill."

According to the analyst, given the US accusations against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and former National Security Agency (NSA) and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) employee Edward Snowden, they should not have been expected to appear on this list.

“In the United States, people who embody anti-state activities, activities that are aimed at undermining the idea of ​​state secrets, are not pardoned.

Snowden and Assange are perceived as people who actually encroached on statehood as such, ”the specialist explained.

At the same time, Byshok added that Trump's pardon, including ex-adviser Stephen Bannon and political consultant to the Republican Party Paul Erickson, may be due to their loyalty to the American leader and Trump can perceive them as people who can be hoped for in the future. 

"Trump is a person who does not have a team ... But there are people who once worked with him and suffered, it is believed, because they were too loyal to him," the analyst said.

Byshok explained that Trump apparently had ideas that, after leaving the presidency, he would remain a significant figure in his party.

“In any case, while his political future is not clear, but he understands that if there are loyal people, then they are people on whom you can, if anything, rely on.

There is a reason for this,” he concluded.

Earlier it was reported that the current US President Donald Trump pardoned 73 people, including his ex-adviser Stephen Bannon, and also commuted the sentence to 70 more people.

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The expert commented on Trump's pardon of 73 people

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