Trump expected to issue dozens of last-minute pardons before leaving office: Reports

Even as President Donald Trump approaches his final days in the White House, he continues to make leaps and strides in cementing his legacy.

As part of his expected last-minute moves at the helm of the executive branch, some sources say Trump is poised to announce dozens of criminal pardons.

Personal allies and celebrities possibly included

According to Fox News, anticipation continues to build in the wake of reported conversations within the White House regarding which names will be included in as many as 100 pardons likely to be announced before he leaves office on Wednesday.

The announcements were expected to come on Tuesday, his last full day as president, but had not been confirmed as of this writing.

One potential pardon recipient is Steve Bannon, who worked on Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign before serving for a short time on Trump’s White House staff. He has been charged with allegedly defrauding donors as part of his “We Build the Wall” fund.

Another prominent name included in the speculation is rapper Lil Wayne, who faces federal gun charges.

Any future pardons would appear to be in keeping with prior announces, which have benefited a colorful and varied cast of characters. Past recipients of Trump pardons include his son-in-law’s father, Charles Kushner, and former Democratic Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

Prominent names not expected to be on the list

Trump has also used the power of the pardon to settle scores related to the FBI investigation into claims of Russian collusion in his first White House bid.

Among those caught up in what he often refers to as a “witch hunt” before ultimately receiving a pardon are Roger Stone, George Papadopoulos, Paul Manafort, and Michael Flynn.

In furtherance of his efforts to reform the criminal justice system, the president could potentially include nonviolent drug offenders in his final batch of pardons. Two controversial figures being closely watched are Julian Assange and Edward Snowden, both of whom have received both praise and vilification for releasing classified government information.

The president is not expected to pardon himself, his immediate family, or those facing charges related to the Jan. 6 riot on Capitol Hill. Also likely missing from the list is Michael Cohen, Trump’s former lawyer and friend with whom he had a public falling out.

Trump is scheduled to leave office on Wednesday morning following a ceremony at Joint Base Andrews.

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  1. President Trump you will be dearly missed. This fool Biden can’t hold a candle to you. I miss you already. I did not watch one second of the inauguration but I did watch a great tribute to you on Newsmax last night. They covered all your great accomplishments, finally some one had the guts to do so. Take a very well deserved break and spend some quality time with your family. God Bless you

    1. You are my 45 President,you will be know of the best.His character,resilient,bold dreamer for are his and use are Country.I believe you are not done.I hope in the next 4 years,you will be are next President.Could be a different party?.God Bliss and you and yours family.You did not lose sir.Fraud and crook,they are evil liers,haters of you.I will listening on Max maybe Fox? Love you and yours.God Bliss.

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  3. This was truly a sad day in American history. It broke my heart to watch you and the First Lady leave the White House.
    Hopefully time will reveal the truth and the democrats will actually have to give an account for all the criminal activities they’ve been involved in for the last 30 years. Along with most of the Republican leaders.

  4. President Trump…
    I cannot add much to what Susan Shaw posted other than you are the most Beloved President 🇺🇸 that America has ever had in our history.
    A true & honest leader.
    When I think of you I am reminded of…
    SOLOMON…FOR WISDOM
    SAMPSON….FOR STRENGTH
    DAVID….. . FOR COURAGE & FEARLESSNESS.
    Know you & our exquisitely gracious, intelligent & beautiful Melania are loved by We The People.
    I feel safer just knowing you are here in America & that you love our people.
    Thank you Mr.President , Miss Melania
    😇💓

  5. Today was a very sad day! You have so many accomplishments these past 4 years and promises made, promises kept! You definitely made me a proud American. I went to your Rally in Louisville KY 2015, in DC January 6th and watched every single time on the TV. I hope to see you from time to time and definitely in 2024! Enjoy Florida, your family and those precious Grandbabies ❤ YOU EARNED THE TITLE OF ONE THE BEST PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA…BE PROUD BECAUSE YOU HAVE OVER 80+ MILLION MORE THAT THINKS THE SAME! YOU WON…you will have MAGA title! I Love you, Melanie and the Trump family! GODSPEED!!
    PATRIOT PARTY 🇺🇲

    1. Everyone knows he is the best President ever and will always be my President, God Bless you and The Frist Lady and the rest of the family. Don’t forget the ones who turned on you. I am praying you will come back, if this is still America after the Democrats get done messing everything up.

  6. Thank you for all he GOOD WISHES sent by the President’s FANS. He truly deserves ! He is my FAVORITE in the last 53 yrs. that I lived in this country !
    Hope he will come back soon . The CROOKED Politician Ms. Pelosi thinks that
    the President can be charged with being an accessory to murder because 3 or 4 people died in the protest on Jan 6 at the Capitol Hill > Can you believe that ? She is INSANE and has a DEPRAVED MIND ! The President committed NO MURDER ! Some of you ought to write Ms. Pelosi and let her know your sentiments ! Charles Parke

  7. Thank you PRESIDENT TRUMP YOU Will always be my PRESIDENT. GOD BLES YOU AND YOUR WONDERFUL FAMILY AND GOD BLESS AMERICA

  8. Much love for the vast changes you have made for our country and our people. This is one of the darkest days in our political history and we wait for your return. Today you are still my honored President. Gods continued blessings to you and yours – until we meet again.

  9. Thank you President Trump! You have done more for our great country in 4 years than your predecessors ever did. You and our wonderful First Lady will be missed. We now know just how great this country truly is, thanks to you. May God bless you and your family, you really did MAKE AMERICA GREAT🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

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