The President of the United States, Donald trump, plans to broadcast around about 100 pardons and commutations of sentences On his last day in office, next Wednesday, January 20, among which he will not be included, as reported by the CNN network on Monday.
The US media, which claims to have spoken with 3 people close to this matter, clemency actions include various “white collar” criminals and well-known rappers.
The White House, still under the Trump presidency, held a meeting this Sunday to draw up this list of pardons.
The outgoing president, who had been signing a large number of pardons and commutations of sentences Steadily throughout Christmas, he stopped doing so in the days leading up to and after the January 6 riots, when the Capitol storming occurred.
According to CNN, several Trump advisers assured that the president had focused during those days on the Electoral College count, which prevented him from taking final decisions on pardons.
White House officials had expected this work to resume after Jan.6, but Trump decided against it after he was blamed for inciting the unrest.
Initially, two lists with people pardoned they were ready to apply, one at the end of last week and another on Tuesday.
Now, officials hope this latest Sunday listing will be the only one left, unless Trump decides at the last minute to grant pardons to controversial allies. members of his family or himself.
The latest batch of clemency actions is expected to include a combination of pardons aimed at criminal justice reform and others more controversial obtained or distributed to political allies, according to CNN.
One of his last decisions
The pardons are one of the last items Trump must complete before he ends his presidency and leaves it. in the hands of Democrat Joe Biden.
The Jan. 6 riots that led to Trump’s second impeachment trial have complicated his desire to forgive himself, his children, and his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani or, at least, so sources consulted by CNN believe.
Although there is always doubt in this regard, since only Trump knows what he will do with his last presidential power before he officially leaves office at noon on January 20.