Mass Pardons Coming as Trump Presidency Wraps Up

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As the Trump presidency comes to an end, many Americans are eager to know what the final days of the current administration will be like.

Over the weekend, Vice President Mike Pence delivered a farewell speech to members of the U.S. military. After drawing attention to military-related accomplishments of the Trump administration, Pence thanked the men and women in uniform for the service and sacrifice they devote to the nation.

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On Wednesday, President Trump will give his own farewell speech hours before the inauguration of Joe Biden. However, Newsmax reports that on the final day of his presidency, Trump is expected to issue a series of new pardons.

Fresh Pardons from the Trump Administration

According to multiple sources close to Trump, the 45th president is expected to deliver around 100 pardons. Of these pardons, the beneficiaries will likely include potential political allies, individuals convicted of white-collar crimes, and A-list entertainers. An unnamed source close to Trump alleges that the 45th president enjoys doing favors for others.

As the Trump presidency wraps up, many Americans are weighing in with thought on who should receive a pardon from the 45th president. Some of the names that most frequently arise include Edward Snowden, Steve Bannon, and Julian Assange.

The president is not projected to pardon himself, members of the outgoing first family, or his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani.

Steering Clear of U.S. Capitol Rioters

Many of the individuals who carried out an insurrection against Capitol Hill 12 days ago are now seeking pardons from President Trump. Because rioters illegally breached the Capitol’s security last month and interrupted congressional proceedings, allies of the president are strongly urging him against any pardons of those who stormed Capitol Hill.

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham professed that anyone who participated in the riots almost two weeks ago must face full prosecution. He additionally argued that a decision to pardon any of the insurrectionists who stormed the Capitol would amount to complete destruction for President Trump.

The president has not directly released any statements on who he will pardon tomorrow. There is also no indication that Trump plans to pardon any of the individuals who attacked the U.S. Capitol earlier this month.

Who would you like to see pardoned by President Trump tomorrow? Do you agree that Trump should not pardon anyone who stormed the United States Capitol on the 6th of January? Let us know in the comments section below.