New Questions Over Controversial Pardons Issued By Matt Bevin | NBC Nightly News

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Published: 12/25/2019

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The FBI is starting to ask questions about the former Kentucky Republican’s last-minute pardons and sentence reductions for 600 people, including convicted murderers and a man accused of raping a child. » Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC » Watch more NBC video: http://bit....



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Matt bevin kentucky's, former republican governor is out, but now the fbi is starting to ask questions about his last-minute pardons and sentence reductions for more than 600 people, including convicted murderers and a man accused of raping a child. Chris harris a democrat in the state legislature who called for an inquiry, says he's now been contacted by an investigator. The fbi isn't commenting, ...
but federal officials say there's little choice but to take an initial look with all the public calls for some scrutiny. Among the most controversial actions, the pardon of patrick baker, convicted of murder in a home invasion, his relatives hosted a political fundraiser for governor bevin last year, but baker says he didn't killanyone. I am innocent. I just what i'm gon na think mr. bevin, through his courageous actions and allowed me to come home to my family, also raising questions the pardon of a man convicted of raping a nine-year-old girl. The prosecutor says the governor never talked to those involved with the case. He didn't review our languor police department's file and he never talked to the victim or her mother. So it really makes you wonder what was he basing his decision off of bevin says? There was no impropriety in any of the pardons that all were based on the merits, but now leaders of the kentucky republican party are urging state officials to conduct their own investigation. Petewilliams nbc news, washington, nbc news fans, thanks for checking out our youtube channel subscribe by clicking on that button down here and click on any of the videos over here to watch. The latest interviews show highlights and digital exclusives thanks for watching.



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