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image captionGeorge Papadopoulos pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russia
Donald Trump has issued pardons to 15 people including two figures convicted of lying to the FBI during an inquiry into the US president’s campaign.
Ex-campaign aide George Papadopoulos and attorney Alex van der Zwaan are among those who received the presidential clemency.
Mr Trump also pardoned two ex-congressmen and four Blackwater guards involved in a 2007 massacre in Iraq.
He is expected to issue more pardons before leaving office next month.
It is common for outgoing presidents to use their right to issue pardons, which wipe out convictions.