A new report revealed on Monday that White House aides expect Donald Trump to pardon himself and his family on Tuesday, when he is expected to release a final list of over 100 pardons and commutations.
“White House officials say Trump has privately debated with aides whether he should take the extraordinary step of issuing a pardon for himself. Some administration insiders have reportedly warned against a self-pardon, arguing that it would make Trump look guilty,” reported Martin Pengelly and Luke Harding of The Guardian. “On Sunday, Trump met his son-in-law Jared Kushner, daughter Ivanka Trump and senior advisers to thrash out a lengthy list of pardon requests, the Washington Post reported. The meeting took up much of the day. The president was personally engaged with the details of every case, it said.”
It is not known who Trump plans to pardon, but it is expected to be a mixture of relatively noncontroversial pardons for nonviolent drug offenses, as well as more politically-motivated pardons of allies and white-collar criminals.