On Friday evening, the White House announced President Trump officially pardoned former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
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The Hill reports:
President Trump has pardoned former Maricopa County, Ariz., sheriff Joe Arpaio, the White House announced Friday night.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders had said earlier this week that Trump would make an announcement on Arpaio at an “appropriate time.”
Trump had hinted at a rally in Phoenix on Tuesday that he was preparing to pardon the controversial former sheriff who was convicted of criminal contempt.
Arpaio was convicted July 31 of criminal contempt by a federal judge for disobeying a federal order on detaining individuals suspected of being in the U.S. illegally.
During his powerhouse Phoenix rally this week, President Trump hinted he arrived at a decision on pardoning former Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
President Trump on Sheriff Joe Arpaio: “I’ll make a prediction, I think he’s going to be just fine,” reported Fox News.
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