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May 21, 2019 11:25 AM
Conrad Black Deserved a Pardon
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Wall Street Journal:

‘I never ask for mercy and seek no one’s sympathy,” Conrad Black told a federal judge in 2011. “I do ask you now to avoid injustice.” President Trump’s pardon of Mr. Black on Wednesday comes too late for that. Then again, justice is for strangers, and Lord Black is the president’s old friend. This rankles their detractors, who have difficulty distinguishing loyalty from corruption.

Mr. Black was one of the few to predict Mr. Trump’s victory. He was writing positively about the candidate by September 2015, when most conservative...

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