Donald Trump is set announce a wave of new pardons and commutations –about 100– on Tuesday, his last full day in office.
Trump has reportedly debated with advisers about taking the extraordinary step of pardoning himself but as of now, he’s not expected to do so or to issue preemptive pardons to members of his family, sources familiar with the matter told CNN.
Advisers have also urged him not to issue pardons to his supporters who stormed the Capitol on January 6.
He was also warned against pardoning the insurrectionists on Sunday by one of his closest allies on Capitol Hill, Sen. Lindsey Graham.
“There are a lot of people urging the President to pardon the folks” involved in the insurrection, Graham said Sunday on Fox News. “To seek a pardon of these people would be wrong.”
“The final batch of clemency actions is expected to include a mix of criminal justice reform-minded pardons and more controversial ones secured or doled out to political allies,” CNN reports.
A source said, as of now, Julian Assange is not on the pardon list and it’s still not clear if he’ll grant a pardon to Steve Bannon.