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President Trump gave pardon to former media magnate and public figure Conrad Black, who was convicted of fraud in 2007.
Black is also a friend of the president and often praises him in the columns of his papers. Last year, Black published a Trump biography titled Donald Trump: President as Other .
"The nature of Donald Trump has always been to believe that almost everything can be achieved – that almost every obstacle and challenge can be overcome through a lot of hard work and trickery," writes Black in Chapter One. -Times and the London Daily Telegraph among his holdings
In 2007, Black was convicted of impediment to justice and fraud, illegal money laundering that had to go to shareholders. from three years in prison, during the trial in 2007, Trump is expected to when witnessed in Black's defense, before Black's lawyers decided not to testify.
A court of appeal subsequently abolished two of the sentences but left two in place, according to the Associated Press, who was deported to Canada after his release in 2012, and has been forbidden to return to the United States for 30 years.
Black describes his "US judicial system test" as "nothing but a merger of unfortunate events, the militancy of several corporate governance charlatans as well as prominent places US judges, "followed by intensity because he was the media owner.
Secretary Sarah Sanders described Black as an "entrepreneur and scientist" who "made a huge contribution to the business as well as to the political and historical thought. "
She also lists some other well-known men who guarantee him: Henry Kissinger, Elton John, Rush Limboe and the late William F. Buckley Jr.. She notes that Black is the author of biographies for presidents Franklin Roosevelt and Richard Nixon, although he does not mention Trump's biography.
An article in the New York Times about Black's sentence characterizes him as follows: Black, often described as a millionaire who lived as a billionaire, built a single newspaper in Sherbrooke, Quebec, which he bought in 1976, which was once the third largest newspaper company in the world. His leading properties were The Daily Telegraph and The Chicago Sun-Times. "
In 2015, Trump publishes a link to one of Black columns titled" Trump is the Good Man. "[W]" As one of the great great intellects and my friend, I will not forget! "
At least one observer speculated more than a year ago that Black Trump's consistent praise could have been the work of someone who took care of the pardon and Black did not apply for Trump's pardon and did not want to discuss the matter, MacLean
In an essay on Wednesday night in The Canadian newspaper, founded by Black, says he has received wire a call from the White House, which he initially thought was a joke, but this is Trump on the line, apparently telling Black that full pardon will "drive the bad wrapper" Trump gave him permission to say that the motivation for pardon is unfair
"We know each other a long time ago," recalls the Dark Trump, but that was not part of the reason nor any of your supportive things you said and wrote for me. "
A day earlier, Black had a piece in the conservative National Review .
Trump has previously pardoned the political figures to the right, and in 2017 he pardoned Joe Arpaio, a former sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona, last year pardoning the conservative commentator Dinesh D'Susa