Financier and philanthropist Michael Milken visits “Mornings With Maria” at Fox Business Network Studios on August 23, 2018 in New York City.
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That pardon, which had been considered for as long as two years, was one of 11 acts of executive clemency issued Tuesday by Trump.
The president also granted pardons to former New York City police commissioner Bernie Kerik and ex-San Francisco 49ers owner Eddie DeBartolo Jr.
And Trump commuted the lengthy prison sentence of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.
Milken, in a prepared statement, said that his wife Lori, with whom he “recently celebrated our 51st wedding anniversary, along with our children and grandchildren, are very grateful to the President.”
“We look forward to many more years of pursuing our efforts in medical research, education and public health,” Milken said.
Supporters of Milken’s pardon included Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., and media…