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Trump expected to issue some 100 pardons today

Two days before leaving office, US President Donald Trump is expected to issue some 100 pardons and commutations today.

Trump is meeting with aides on the matter in the White House ahead of making the announcement.

According to CNN, as of now Trump is not planning to preemptively pardon himself to defend himself from potential prosecution in the future, as he has been widely reported to be considering.

US President Donald Trump speaks to the media before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, January 12, 2021 in Washington. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
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