Pressure On President Obama To Grant Last-Minute Pardons, Commutations

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WASHINGTON (AP) – Under mounting pressure to free convicts as a last act, is planning at least one more batch of pardons and commutations before leaving office in two weeks.

But don’t expect many famous offenders to make the list.

The list of bold names appealing to Obama for compassion in his final weeks includes accused leaker , former . Rod Blagojevich and Army Sgt. .

officials say Obama’s final grants are expected to remain focused on the nonviolent drug offenders he’s sought to help during his second term.

That’s a contrast with former presidents like . He ignited a major controversy in his final days when he pardoned fugitive financier , the ex-husband of a major Democratic fundraiser.

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