Trump Eyed ‘Far Higher’ Ratings in Pardoning Joe Arpaio as Hurricane Hit

The president defended the timing of his pardon of the former Arizona sheriff who was convicted of his hard-line tactics against illegal immigration.

A Guide to Joe Arpaio, the Longtime Sheriff Who Escaped Strife

He served six terms as sheriff of Maricopa County in Arizona before earning a criminal conviction and a presidential pardon. The Times first covered him in 1994.