Joe Arpaio, the polarizing former Arizona sheriff pardoned by President Trump, upended the race to replace Senator Jeff Flake.
In Alabama, an official’s use of public funds and behavior toward critics raise questions about the broad powers of American sheriffs.
The president defended the timing of his pardon of the former Arizona sheriff who was convicted of his hard-line tactics against illegal immigration.
In a joint news conference with the president of Finland, President Trump defended his controversial pardoning of the former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio.
Read about how the other side thinks, with opinions from across the political spectrum on President Trump’s pardon of the former Maricopa County, Ariz., sheriff.
President Trump has signaled that taking the law into one’s own hands is permissible, within the executive branch or in local police departments, or even against a heckler at one of his rallies.