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Trump: No Pardon for OJ, Maybe for Muhammad Ali

Ali's conviction was already overturned by the Supreme Court, but a presidential pardon could be in the offing.

By NTK Staff | 06.08.2018 @1:29pm

Speaking with reporters as he prepared to depart for the G7 summit in Ontario, President Trump told reporters that he was considering pardoning legendary boxer Muhammad Ali.

“I’m thinking about somebody that you all know very well, and he went through a lot, and he wasn’t very popular then,” Trump said, before revealing the name.

“Is it OJ?” a reporter asked, half-jokingly.

The president responded with a “no.”

“Only you could say OJ,” he said through a grin to the journalist. Trump then told the press that he was thinking about pardoning Ali.

The Supreme Court overturned Ali’s conviction in 1971, meaning that a pardon would have no practical effect. But presidents have pardoned individuals who have neither been convicted nor even charged in the past.

President Ford pardoned Richard Nixon before federal prosecutors brought charges against the former president.

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