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Trump has pardoned 10 men; who are they?

The ability to grant pardons is among a president's most unchecked powers.

Pardons have corrected injustices, and they've caused outrage. But historians consider some of President Donald Trump's pardons among the most controversial ever granted.

Experts say many of his pardons follow a pattern of rewarding people popular with his supporters or those who have spoken glowingly of the president. One pardon recipient wrote a book titled "Donald J. Trump: A President Like No Other."

"So many of these pardons tie personally back to Trump, and that's what stands out," said Allan J. Lichtman, distinguished professor of history at American University.

Trump's pardons aren't the first to cause controversy. Hours before leaving office, Bill Clinton pardoned a fugitive indicted on charges of massive tax fraud. Gerald Ford's pardon of Richard Nixon wounded his presidency. George H.W. Bush was accused of misconduct by a prosecutor after pardoning officials involved in the

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