PARDONS: “President Trump on Tuesday [Aug. 25, 2020] announced a pardon of Jon Ponder as part of the convicted bank robber-turned activist’s appearance at the Republican National Convention.
Ponder, who founded the nonprofit Hope For Prisoners, spoke in a video at the convention, along with Richard Beasley, the FBI agent who arrested him.
The president announced the pardon in a video with Ponder and Beasley, calling Ponder’s story ‘a beautiful testament to the power of redemption.'”
-Andrew O’Reilly, John Roberts, “Trump announces pardon of Jon Ponder as part of GOP convention appearance,” foxnews.com, Aug. 25, 2020