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  • Trump's 11th-hour pardons keep with tradition, even if those pardoned do not

    President Donald Trump's expected batch of 100 pardons and commutations on the penultimate day of his presidency won't be the highest of his recent predecessors. But his record of clemency could very well be the most controversial.

  • Opinion: Trump's sordid pardons cement his corrupt legacy

    The Founding Fathers would have been disgusted by President Donald Trump's serial abuse of the pardon power. Nearly 90% of his pardons to date have gone to friends or politically connected allies -- including corrupt politicians. While the President's pardon power may seem unconstrained by the Constitution, a closer look shows that Trump is violating every principle the framers of the Constitution assumed would be followed by a principled President -- and there's evidence they intended special constraints on a President's pardon power after they'd been impeached.

  • Officials remain vigilant ahead of Biden inauguration

    Demonstrations in state capitols across the United States were muted this weekend after warnings of armed protests, but officials have indicated they'll remain vigilant in the days leading up to President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration.

  • 'It's the same thing': Ex-FBI deputy director compares Capitol riot to Benghazi attack

    Former deputy director of the FBI, Andrew McCabe, reacts to video of the January 6th attack on the US Capitol and compares it to the 2012 attack on the US compound in Benghazi, Libya.

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