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Final days bring new urgency to Trump's desire to pardon himself and his children

January 13, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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A Marine stands outside the entrance to the West Wing of the White House, signifying US President Donald Trump is in the Oval Office on January 11, 2021, in Washington,DC. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

President Donald Trump has discussed issuing pardons for himself and his children with new urgency since the attack on the US Capitol, multiple sources familiar with the matter tell CNN.

Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump has discussed issuing pardons for himself and his children with new urgency since the attack on the US Capitol, multiple sources familiar with the matter tell CNN.

The source familiar with White House conversations said that Trump might issue a blanket pardon to cover himself and his children up until the time he leaves office, adding, from Trump's point of view, "it makes sense to just cover it all. "

Since his first year in office, Trump has discussed pardoning himself and his children, but the attack on the Capitol creates a new dynamic surrounding the messaging and "public relations" of such pardons, according to the person familiar with White House conversations.

One source said that Trump intends to issue pardons beyond just his family members.

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