President Donald Trump is preparing to grant up to 100 amnesties at the end of his administration.
Tuesday is Trump’s last full day at the White House.
According to CNN and the Washington Post, the amnesty list includes white-collar criminals and celebrity rappers, but apparently not President Trump himself.
The pardon lists are already ready and will be published on Monday or Tuesday, the media says.
Most of the day on Sunday, Trump worked with pardon proposals with his son-in-law Jared Kushner, daughter Ivanka Trump and other assistants.
In Trump’s administration, the path of an amnesty application to the president’s table has often passed through a close circle, and the Ministry of Justice’s evaluation process has not necessarily been given weight.
Trump has conceded amnesties at an accelerating pace at the end of his term.
Some of those pardoned have been Trump's close associates.
Even now, some of Trump’s pardon decisions are expected to be made with a view to his post-presidential era.
Trump is expected to benefit from amnesties.
"He does services while expecting reciprocal services," a CNN source said.
Trump has reportedly wondered if he could proactively pardon members of his own family, his assistants like Rudy Guilian, or even himself.
However, the conquest of Congress in early January hampered plans.
After the conquest, Trump’s aides warned against attempts to pardon himself, as it would give the impression that he might have committed something.
Contributors have also argued that Trump would not pardon anyone involved in the conquest of Congress.
- Several beg the president to pardon the occupiers.
That would be wrong, Trump’s ally, Senator Lindsey Graham, pointed out on Sunday.
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To date, Trump has pardoned 94 people, 49 of them during Christmas week.
Most of those pardoned are Trump's close associates or political allies.
People close to Trump have funded tens of thousands of dollars from those hoping for a presidential pardon, the New York Times reported on Sunday.
However, according to the newspaper, it is not illegal to pay the president to a party nearby for promoting amnesty.
According to the newspaper, there are no indications that the money was offered to the president himself.
According to the New York Times, there are hardly any benchmarks for Trump’s actions.
However, the paper cites Bill Clinton, who conceded some 170 amnesties or commutations in the latter part of his presidency in 2001.
It was also revealed at that time that some of the applicants for pardon had paid various parties to promote the matter.
Clinton’s actions were seen as stretching the usual rules.
However, he granted amnesties mainly to people whose applications had been evaluated by the Ministry of Justice.
In Trump’s administration, the path of a pardon application to the president’s table, on the other hand, has often passed through a close circle, and the Ministry of Justice’s evaluation process has not necessarily been given weight, the newspaper compares.
Many of those who had been pardoned by Trump had not even filed a petition, violating the Department of Justice’s demands that the petitioner must first admit his crime and show remorse.