According to the news website of “politicians” in the United States on the 15th, two people familiar with the matter revealed that US President Trump is considering pardoning Bannon, the former White House chief strategist.
Trump’s recent wave of pardons for political allies convicted, prosecuted or under federal investigation, and Bannon’s pardon could be after that, the report said.
A person familiar with the matter said that two more batches of amnesty are expected, one on the evening of January 15 local time and the other on the morning before President-elect Biden was sworn in (January 20 local time).
According to the report, Trump is expected to leave Washington on the morning of the 20th local time.
It is worth mentioning that Bloomberg quoted people familiar with the matter on the 14th that in recent weeks, Trump has repeatedly called former senior adviser Bannon to seek the latter’s advice on how to reverse the failure of re-election.
According to previous reports, Bannon was the leader of the Trump campaign and is considered to be one of the main contributors to Trump’s victory in 2016.
After Trump’s election, Bannon became the chief strategist of the White House and senior adviser to the president. He was dismissed in August 2017.
Last August, Bannon was arrested on suspicion of fraud against hundreds of thousands of donors in fund-raising activities.