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Fox News anchor Jeanine Pirro successfully lobbied former president Donald trump In a last-minute effort to forgive her ex-husband in the final hours of his presidency, CNN found out.
Ms. Pirro was upset that her ex-husband Albert J Pirro Jr was not in Final list of Trump pardons It came out yesterday and that message was relayed to the White House and its former resident, according to a former White House adviser.

Albert Pirro was convicted on conspiracy and tax evasion charges after improperly deducting $ 1.5 million ($ 1.2 million) from his personal expenses in business write-offs.

Fox host Jeanine Pirro pushed for her ex-husband Albert to be added to Donald Trump’s pardons list and it worked. (Center Street via AP)
Trump’s staff were informed of his last-minute decision after he had already left the White House. (AP)

A separate source familiar with the matter told CNN that Albert Pirro was not on the radar for forgiveness the day before yesterday.

It wasn’t until mid-morning that day that the aides, who were in the middle of shutting down the new administration, were told that it was necessary to do so.

The order came as a complete surprise and had aides scrambling to make it happen before the noon ET deadline, when Trump’s term came to an end.

Minutes after Trump landed in Florida after his last flight aboard Air Force One from Washington, the now former White House Deputy Press Secretary Judd Deere issued a statement announcing that “Today, President Donald J. Trump granted a full pardon to Albert J Pirro, Jr “

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Pirro joins a host of people who received last-minute pardons and commutations from Trump yesterday, including his former political strategist Steve Bannon, former top fundraiser Elliott Broidy, and well-known rappers Lil Wayne and Kodak Black, but not Trump himself or his family.

The list reflected a president interested in granting pardons to his staunch allies, an unusual number of whom have been dragged on charges of corruption or lies.

Irena Briganti, Fox News’ executive vice president of corporate communications, did not respond to a request for comment.

Rapper Lil ‘Wayne was another high-profile person who was granted clemency by Donald Trump yesterday. (Twitter)

Jeanine Pirro, one of Fox News’ top-rated weekend anchors, is known for her vehement defense of Trump and her attacks on his alleged enemies.

He attended his annual New Years Eve party last month.

Trump, in turn, had the endorsement of the television host in 2019 when he asked Fox News to “take back” Pirro after the network suspended her after his widely criticized comment that doubted the patriotism of Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar, a source familiar with the matter told CNN at the time.

“Bring back @JudgeJeanine Pirro,” Trump tweeted.

“The Radical Left Democrats, working closely with their beloved partner, the fake news media, are using every trick in the book to SILENCE the majority of our country. They have every campaign against @FoxNews hosts that they are doing too well. “

Ms Pirro pointed to Ms Omar, one of the few Muslim members of Congress, by pointing to the religious veil of Minnesota.

Jeanine Pirro was suspended from Fox after she attacked Ilhan Omar (pictured) for covering her religious head. (AP Photo / Jim Mone)

“Think about it: Omar wears hijab,” said Ms. Pirro. “Is your adherence to this Islamic doctrine indicative of your adherence to Sharia law, which itself is the antithesis of the United States Constitution?”

His comments led Fox to say: “We strongly condemn Jeanine Pirro’s comments” and that the views she expressed “do not reflect those of the network and we have addressed the matter with her directly.”


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