Attorney General James Responds to President Trump's Latest Round of Pardons and Commutations

NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James this morning released the following statement in response to President Donald Trump using his presidential authority to issue 143 pardons and commutations in his final hours as president:

“President Donald Trump started his administration with unethical behavior and he will end it no differently. The 143 pardons and commutations, issued in the twilight hours of the Trump Administration, perfectly sum up what this lame-duck president has always been about: favoritism towards those who show absolute loyalty to Donald Trump. At noon today, the Trump presidency and this national nightmare will finally be over. In a matter of hours, the rule of law will be restored and our nation will begin to heal from four years of abuse, corruption, and hate. We are all counting down the minutes.”