Trump, Kushner Sued Over Clemency Task Force Transparency

March 12, 2020, 11:09 PM

President Donald Trump has been sued over his alleged lack of transparency about an advisory committee that counsels him on the use of his power to grant pardons and sentence commutations, according to a new complaint in a Washington, D.C., federal court.

This task force, made up of both federal workers and non-governmental individuals, was formed in late 2019 and is led by Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner, the complaint filed by the group American Oversight says.

“This is different from the traditional process in which the pardon attorney within the Department of Justice has played a leading ...

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