Who is Clint Lorance and why has Donald Trump pardoned him?

US soldier released from jail sentence for second-degree murder

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Donald Trump has granted a full pardon to Army 1st Lt. Clint Lorance, who in 2013 was found guilty of second-degree murder for ordering his men to fire on three men on a motorcycle in Afghanistan.

“I want to say thank you to President Trump,” said Lorance upon his release after six years behind bars. “And I want the rest of the country to do that, too.”

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