Donald Trump has issued pardons to 15 people including two figures convicted of lying to the FBI during an inquiry into the US president’s campaign.
Ex-campaign aide George Papadopoulos and attorney Alex van der Zwaan are among those who received the presidential clemency.
Mr Trump also pardoned four security guards involved in a 2007 massacre in Iraq and two ex-congressmen.
He is expected to issue more pardons before leaving office next month.
It is common for outgoing presidents to use their right to issue pardons, which wipe out convictions.
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