Donald Trump Pardons More Than 70 People on Last Day in Office

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On the eve of Joe Biden’s inauguration we saw Biden shed tears, Washington D.C transform and of course, Trump pardon more than seventy people.

Keep scrolling to see who made the list…

Donald Trump has pardoned more than seventy people on his final full day in office.

The lengthy list includes some pretty well known figures – though one A-lister is notably missing…

Now, the run-up to Biden’s inauguration has been a tense one, to say the least.

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Since his election victory on November 7th, our country has experienced political tensions like never before.

Most people argue that Biden’s win was a fair one…

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After 4 long days of vote counting – and plenty of recounting – the Democrat was projected as the forty-sixth President of the United States.

However, people on the other side of the political spectrum have been arguing otherwise.

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President Trump instantly attacked Biden’s win with several unproven accusations of electoral fraud – and, of course, his loyal supporters added fuel to the flames with gusto.

Trump has been doing everything in his power to fight the election result…

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But, on January 6th, enraged pro-Trumpers took matters into their own hands.

After repeated instructions by the president to “fight for the White House,” hundreds of his supporters stormed the U.S Capitol…

During which a joint session of Congress had convened to formally count the Electoral College votes and certify Joe Biden’s election win.

Things quickly became violent…

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And the world watched on, horrified, as the building was overtaken and vandalized by the rioters.

It was clear to see that the police were completely overwhelmed…

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And disgracefully underprepared.

Since then the country has been very tense.

And with the inauguration only hours away, there maybe many worries about the day ahead.

But, everything seems to have gone smoothly in the days prior.

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On the eve of the inauguration we saw…

Shocking photos from Washington D.C.

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Demonstrating just how seriously the authorities will be taking the event, and the measures taken to ensure there will be no repeat of the scenes from January 6th.

Biden Harris barriers were erected outside of the White House.

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Members of the military took part in a dress rehearsal at the U.S Capitol.

Police tape in place to restrict access to the U.S Capitol Building ahead of the ceremony.

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Members of the Secret Service guarded the expanded protective perimeter around the White House.

Armed members of the National Guard patrolled the National Mall.

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While unmarked police cars patrolled the streets surrounding the Capitol building.

We also saw Joe Biden preparing to move to the White House and leave his hometown.

Biden delivered his final goodbye, thanking his supporters and the state of Delaware, whilst also speaking of his late son, Beau.

In which he said, “Look, you were with me my whole career, through the good times and the bad.”

“In our family, the values we share, the character we strive for, the way we view the world – it all comes from home. It all comes from Delaware.”

He spoke of his running mate, Kamala Harris: “And here we are today – my family and I – about to return to Washington to meet a black woman, of south Asian descent, to be sworn in as president and vice president of the United States. As I told Beau on that station waiting for Barack – and Hunter and Ashley – I said don’t tell me things can’t change. They can and they do.”

He went on to talk about meeting his wife, Jill, before speaking of his late son, Beau Biden who died in 2015 after a long battle with brain cancer.

And as his speech drew to a close, with tears Biden said, “I only have one regret, that he’s not here, because we should be introducing him as president.”

“But we have great opportunities, Delaware has taught us anything’s possible, anything’s possible in this country.
“It’s deeply personal that our journey to Washington starts here.”

And finally, we saw Trump make the most of his final day in office.

As he granted pardons to seventy-three people and commuted the sentences of an additional seventy.

A move that comes after Trump had already issued a whole host of pardons in his final month in office.

The list of those being pardoned and commuted was released online, and some of the names included:

Anthony Levandowski.

“President Trump granted a full pardon to Anthony Levandowski. This pardon is strongly supported by James Ramsey, Peter Thiel, Miles Ehrlich, Amy Craig, Michael Ovitz, Palmer Luckey, Ryan Petersen, Ken Goldberg, Mike Jensen, Nate Schimmel, Trae Stephens, Blake Masters, and James Proud, among others. Mr. Levandowski is an American entrepreneur who led Google’s efforts to create self-driving technology.”

Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. (Lil Wayne).

“President Trump granted a full pardon to Dwayne Michael Carter Jr., also known as “Lil Wayne.” Mr. Carter pled guilty to possession of a firearm and ammunition by a convicted felon, owing to a conviction over 10 years ago.”

Stephen Bannon.

“President Trump granted a full pardon to Stephen Bannon. Prosecutors pursued Mr. Bannon with charges related to fraud stemming from his involvement in a political project. Mr. Bannon has been an important leader in the conservative movement and is known for his political acumen.”

Another rapper Kodak Black, also received a commutation after he pleaded guilty to a weapons charge.

Trump also offered clemency to Paul Erickson, the conservative political operative and ex-boyfiend of alleged Russian spy Maria Butina, Robin Hayes, a North Carolina political donor, Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, William Walters, a professional sports gambler, and Aviem Sella, an Israeli air force officer.

Though, there is 1 name missing from the list who many thought might be on it.

Even the man himself predicted that he would be..
Joe Exotic, of course.

You can see the full list here.

For more on today’s inauguration, scroll on…