Trump Might Pardon This Rapper, Others on Jan. 19

Here's who else he is reportedly considering
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 8, 2021 12:20 AM CST
2 Rappers Could Get Pardons From Trump
In this Saturday, June 16, 2018 file photo, Lil Wayne performs on Day 3 of the 2018 Firefly Music Festival at The Woodlands in Dover, Del.   (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP, File)

Potentially up next in President Trump's slew of pardons are two rappers. Lil Wayne, who will be sentenced Jan. 28 on a weapons possession charge, and Kodak Black, who is currently serving a 46-month sentence for weapons charges, are on the list of people Trump is considering, according to Bloomberg. So are some senior White House officials and family members, the outlet reports. Trump is expected to announce the pardons Jan. 19, the day before Joe Biden's inauguration.

Trump is also reportedly considering preemptive pardons for people like Mark Meadows, Stephen Miller, Dan Scavino, Ivanka Trump, and Jared Kushner, who have not yet been charged with any crimes. And, according to the New York Times' sources, the president has even in recent weeks suggested to aides the idea of pardoning himself—something no president has ever done, therefore it's not clear such a thing would be recognized by the courts. According to Business Insider, "The president has granted more pardons and commutations to his allies than any of his predecessors." (Read more presidential pardon stories.)

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