Trump 'may issue up to 100 pardons in the next two days with Lil Wayne expected to make list'

DONALD Trump may issue "up to 100 pardons and commutations" during his final hours as president, according to reports.

The president may pardon several people on Tuesday during his last hours as Commander-in-Chief – before he leaves the White House the following morning.

According to Fox News, sources close to the president claim an announcement on the batch of pardons would likely be made on Tuesday.

However, there is a chance they will be announced on Wednesday morning just before Mr Trump leaves the White House.

Fox News reports the rapper Lil Wayne is expected to be on the list.

Meanwhile, the report says the sentence of Trump's former associate, Steve Bannon, is "to be determined".

Lil Wayne, whose real name is Dwayne Carter, pleaded guilty in 2020 in federal district court to illegally possessing a loaded, gold-plated .45-caliber handgun while traveling to Florida on a private jet in 2019.

The contents of Carter’s bag also included small amounts of cocaine, ecstasy and oxycodone, according to the U.S. attorney.

It was previously reported that Trump was considering pardons for several friends and allies, as well as WikiLeaks Founder Julain Assange.

Assange, who is facing espionage charges in the US and a rape allegation in Sweden, created WikiLeaks – which published confidential government documents – in 2006.

However, Fox reports the president is not expected to give him one.

Trump has issued dozens of pardons to politicians and law enforcement officials since he was voted into office in 2016.

President Trump pardoned Michael Flynn on November 25 after reportedly informing confidants of his plans to pardon him.

Alice Johnson spent 20 years behind bars before President Donald Trump granted her clemency in 2018.

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