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Trump granted clemency to Medicare fraudsters before vowing to cut entitlement program abuse


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Trump granted clemency to Medicare fraudsters before vowing to cut entitlement program abuse

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In an attempt to clean up comments he made this week about “cutting” entitlement programs, former president Donald Trump has vowed in recent days that he would reduce spending on Social Security and Medicare by targeting waste and fraud in those programs.

However, a review of Trump’s record shows that, in the closing months of his presidency, he used his clemency powers to help several people convicted in major Medicare fraud cases, including commuting the sentence of a man the Justice Department had described as having “orchestrated one of the largest health care fraud schemes in U.S. history.”

In his last year in office, Trump commuted the sentences of at least five people who collectively filed nearly $1.6 billion in fraudulent claims through Medicare or Medicaid. 

I'm sure commuting OFFENDERS' jail terms will send a strong message he WON'T punish the FRAUDSTERS.

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