Another round of presidential pardons today might not be the last, the Washington Post reports. “The president has maintained his authority to do that until his last day,” a spokesman said. No big names, such as Scooter Libby, were announced, but President Bush did issue a rare posthumous pardon for a man who smuggled arms to Jewish fighters in Palestine in the 1940s.
The remaining pardons went to living people, charged mostly with fraud and drug crimes. The gunrunner pardoned posthumously was Charles Winters, who died in 1984. Winters was convicted with two other men, who were both pardoned, one in 1961, the other in 2001. (Read more George W. Bush stories.)