Trump pardoning convicted criminals highlights the rot at the heart of the US establishment

Donald Trump has just pardoned almost a dozen convicted criminals. The move is both illustrative and unsurprising on several levels. For one thing, it’s another apt demonstration of the Trump administration’s long record of pandering to shady characters. It’s also a microcosm of a wider pattern of double standards in which there’s one set of rules for the powerful and connected but a completely different set for everybody else. And this case is just one more example in a long and well-documented history of this trend.

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