Even though there are many people that are happy to see Donald Trump leave office, there are almost 150 people, including rappers Kodak Black and Lil Wayne, who are ecstatic that Trump was the 45th President.
Political allies, high-profile entertainers, and convicted, non-violent drug offenders were all on Trump’s clemency list in his last hours as President of the United States. Former White House Steve Bannon and Trump fundraiser Eliot Broidy were among those in his political circle to have their sentence commuted. Rappers Lil Wayne, who had yet to be sentenced on a federal gun charge, and Kodak Black, who falsified documents to obtain a firearm, were also both cut loose on Trump’s last day in office.
Lil Wayne pleaded guilty last month to his second gun charge since 2009 and faced up to a decade behind bars. Kodak, whose real name is Bill Kapri, had already served over a year in federal custody before being granted a presidential pardon.
Other high-profile, political sentence commutations include former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, former Arizona Rep. Rick Renzi, and friend of Jared Kushner, Ken Kurson.
Anthony Levandowski, a former Google engineer who was sentenced to 18 months in prison for stealing self-driving car technology for Uber, was also granted a pardon.
The president personally made every decision on who to approve and who to reject, according to a source involved in the process told AP.