Axios reports there could be a flurry of presidential pardons issued today by Donald Trump.
Trump has been considering pardons for friends and allies, as Axios reported, interrupting conversations with associates to spontaneously suggest he add them to his pardon list. He already pardoned his former national security advisor Michael Flynn.
Sen. Rand Paul called on Trump to pardon Edward Snowden in an article for The Federalist on Thursday. A source with direct knowledge of the planning said they did not expect Trump to follow through with a Snowden pardon.
Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange are said to be in the mix for consideration.
First the leak that Trump is planning to pardon a bunch of people today. Now the visual confirmation that Rudy Giuliani has just arrived at the White House. Today could get really stupid. Keep in mind that pardons aren't magic wands. Rudy likely goes to prison anyway.
— Palmer Report (@PalmerReport) December 18, 2020