You could be selling this as a very successful three years. Kristin Chenoweth, our favorite Broadway diva, is a self-proclaimed Christian Republican who is conservative in some ways and liberal in others. Although she is generally outspoken about her Christian faith, she is devoted to equal rights for all sexual orientations. The pair have also put a lot of effort toward raising money for the Democratic party.
Pardons 'not intended' as signal to aides And with special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into collusion in the presidential election in high gear, there is also growing speculation about whether Trump will channel his executive power towards former aides and allies.
Speaking to reporters on Friday, Trump expressed regret that certain individuals associated with him -- including his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and ex-national security adviser Michael Flynn -- have come under Mueller's scrutiny. What life is like for Paul Manafort in jail Trump has also teased the possibility clemency for celebrity businesswoman Martha Stewart and jailed ex-Illinois Gov.
Rod Blagojevich -- comments that surprised both White House reporters and aides. One senior White House official said while Trump had floated both names privately, there had been no expectation that he planned to share them in public.
Illinois GOP warns Trump: He challenged NFL players with whom he has fought about national anthem protests and others to submit names of people unfairly treated by the justice system who deserved to be pardoned.
There was nothing celebrity about Alice Marie Johnson, the grandmother whose sentence on a drug charge was commutedbut she had star power on her side. Johnson's case wasn't the only time a pardon candidate had garnered Trump's attention through a high-profile figure.
Ted Cruz, R-Texas, encouraged the President to pardon conservative activist Dinesh D'Souza, who pleaded guilty to making illegal campaign donations in Trump took Cruz's advice and pardoned D'Souza late last month Still, plenty of other potential pardon candidates are reaching Trump through the conventional review process.
Arpaio suggests blaming 'the adults' for kids being separated from parents at border Another White House official said the Justice Department is recommending cases to the White House for consideration, as it would under any other administration.
The Office of the Pardon Attorney at the Justice Department and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein sift through thousands of clemency applications to recommend either denials or pardons to the White House, the official said, and those recommendations are handed off to the White House counsel's office, led by Don McGahn.
McGahn's team then advises Trump on which course of action he should take, although the official said the "vast majority" of cases don't ultimately warrant a pardon or commutation.
For example, within the last three months, the Office of the Pardon Attorney notified a group of roughly petitioners that they would not be receiving clemency from Trump, this White House official said.
Increasingly flexing his presidential muscle by granting more acts of clemency, Trump has alternated between such cases that reach his desk through the traditional Justice Department pipeline, and weighing celebrity pardon cases or cases brought to his attention by celebrities.No celebrity should get involved with politics.
There is a reason that celebrities should stay to do they are supposed to do eg sing, act and just look pretty. The Hollowverse The religions and political views of the influentials. Alyson Hannigan.
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This article has multiple issues. Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page. (Learn how and when to remove these template messages) This article's lead section. From Mike Tyson to Roseanne Barr, many celebrities have shown their support for Donald Trump as the Republican nominee and as president.
Here's a look at how 40 top celebrities vote. George Clooney is a lifelong Democrat and was a prominent supporter of President Obama during the and campaigns. He's also been vocal about.