Trump Commuted His Sentence. Now the Justice Department Is Going To Prosecute Him Again.

Posted on AllSides April 8th, 2023
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Philip Esformes (Courtesy of Philip Esformes; U.S. Department of Justice)

When Philip Esformes walked out of prison in December 2020, he'd spent four and a half years behind bars, the majority of which were in solitary confinement. He reportedly weighed about 130 pounds. He was, in many ways, a broken man. But Esformes' luck was changing: He had recently received clemency from former President Donald Trump, giving him the chance to rebuild his life after paying a debt to the country.

That fortune has quickly soured.

In a move that defies historical precedent, the Department of Justice under President Joe...

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