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Trump news – live: President branded ‘stain on country’ as he warns movement ‘just beginning’ in exit speech

Joe Middleton and Justin Vallejo
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Donald Trump and Mike Pence are set to be replaced on Wednesday (EPA-EFE)
Donald Trump and Mike Pence are set to be replaced on Wednesday (EPA-EFE)

President Donald Trump will reportedly issue more than 100 pardons and commutations as he prepares to leave office.

Among the list of people who may receive clemency are rapper Lil Wayne, Trump’s former adviser Steve Bannon and lawyer Rudy Giuliani.

It comes as Vice-President elect Kamala Harris could end up overseeing a Donald Trump impeachment trial after Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts indicated he has no desire to be involved, as reported by Fox News.

One of Trump’s final acts in the Oval Office has been to lift Covid travel restrictions on the UK, Ireland, the European Union, and Brazil. This decision is expected to be rapidly reversed by Biden’s team. One of the final acts of his daughter, Tiffany Trump, was to get engaged at the White House before her father's term comes to an end.

Meanwhile, in a final poll on Mr Trump by CNN, the outgoing president has plunged to his lowest ever approval rating at 34 per cent.