Man Pardoned By Trump Backstabs Him?

Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

( – Former New York police commissioner Bernard Kerik, who had previously been pardoned by former President Donald Trump has now entered a deal with Jack Smith, the special counsel that is handling the Department of Justice’s investigation into the 2020 presidential election.

From 2000 to 2001 Kerik served as the New York City Police Department’s (NYPD) 40th commissioner. Eight years later he had pleaded guilty to eight felony charges relating to providing false statements to the federal government and for tax fraud. He spent around three years in prison from 2010 to 2013 before being moved to home confinement for the next five months. While Kerik finished his sentence in October 2016 in early 2020 former President Donald Trump pardoned his convictions.

Following the pardon, Kerik assisted Trump in his attempts to overturn the 2020 presidential election results so that he could remain in the White House. As such, Kerik investigated the unfounded claims of widespread election fraud trying to find proof of fraud.

As part of his deal with Smith, Kerik is going to hand over a document of 2,000 pages in which he will detail his efforts in the probe, which mainly looked into possible cases of fake voters or ballot stuffing. Smith is currently examining Trump’s role in the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol attack and attempts to overturn the presidential election.

The Department of Justice and special counsel Jack Smith had previously tried to acquire this information and documents from Kerik, but they had been blocked because of attorney-client privilege.

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