This file photo taken on October 4, 2016' shows Sheriff Joe Arpaio attending a rally by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in Prescott Valley, Arizona. In a statement released by the White House on August 25, 2017, US President Donald Trump granted a Presidential pardon to Arpaio, former Sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona. Arpaio, 85, was convicted of criminal contempt of court charges for violating an order that he refrain from detaining illegal immigrants, which the courts said was the job of federal authorities.
This file photo taken on October 4, 2016' shows Sheriff Joe Arpaio attending a rally by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in Prescott Valley, Arizona. In a statement released by the White House on August 25, 2017, US President Donald Trump granted a Presidential pardon to Arpaio, former Sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona. Arpaio, 85, was convicted of criminal contempt of court charges for violating an order that he refrain from detaining illegal immigrants, which the courts said was the job of federal authorities. ROBYN BECK AFP/Getty Images
This file photo taken on October 4, 2016' shows Sheriff Joe Arpaio attending a rally by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in Prescott Valley, Arizona. In a statement released by the White House on August 25, 2017, US President Donald Trump granted a Presidential pardon to Arpaio, former Sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona. Arpaio, 85, was convicted of criminal contempt of court charges for violating an order that he refrain from detaining illegal immigrants, which the courts said was the job of federal authorities. ROBYN BECK AFP/Getty Images

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