U.S. President Donald Trump is going to pardon about 100 people in the coming days.
According to the American edition, the head of state was originally going to pardon some of these people last week, but he was prevented by the riots at the Capitol. It is noted that the events in Washington inclined the American leader not to pardon himself, his children and lawyer Rudolph Giuliani. Nevertheless, CNN sources warn that in the final days of his presidential term, Trump may take completely unexpected steps.
Earlier, it was reported that Trump’s closest associates earned tens of thousands of dollars for helping pardon criminals. According to The New York Times, the number of pardons has skyrocketed in recent weeks as it became apparent that Trump would leave office. It is noted that many supporters of the president, using Trump’s grievances against the country’s justice system, promoted pardons for their “candidates.”
On January 6, protesting Republican supporters stormed the Capitol building and surrounded the Senate chamber. The Senate and the House of Representatives adjourned a session scheduled to approve the results of the last election. During the protests, police detained nearly 70 rioters and five people were killed.