Updated: March 5, 2021
U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to issue between 50 and 100 pardons and commutations before he leaves the White House on Wednesday, multiple news outlets reported, quoting sources familiar with the list.
Sources told Fox News that the pardons and commutation will likely be announced in one large batch on Tuesday, but the White House may want to make them official on Wednesday morning shortly before Joseph R. Biden Jr. takes office at noon.
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Fox News said there was a meeting at the White House on Sunday to finalize “the growing list of pardons and commutations.”
On the list is rapper Lil Wayne, the report said, adding that the president is not expected to pardon Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, despite an aggressive campaign to do just that.
The news medium added that Trump associate Steve Bannon is described as “to be determined.”