• The internet has hilarious guesses about the letter Trump reportedly left for Biden

    1 month ago - By Fast Company

    It's a long-standing tradition in keeping with the peaceful transfer of power, but Trump has a habit of upending tradition. Until we learn the contents of Trump's letter, Twitter users have some suggestions.
    It seemed as though the last meme of the Trump presidency had already come and gone, but on the morning of Biden's inauguration, a final entry made it in just under the wire.
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  • Trump did not pardon himself on his way out of office even as he faces a mountain of legal and political risk

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    US President Donald Trump stepping off Air Force One upon arrival in Harlingen, Texas, on January 12, 2021.
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    Former President Trump did not preemptively pardon himself before leaving office on Wednesday.
    Several Trump associates reportedly warned him against pardoning himself .
    Trump would have forfeited his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination if he'd pardoned himself.
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    Former President Donald Trump did not preemptively pardon himself before leaving office on Wednesday. This development caps...
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  • Trump has left the White House, but he still has the nuclear football

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    President Donald Trump boards Marine One as he departs the White House on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC
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    President Donald Trump departed the White House Wednesday morning and was on his way to Florida. The outgoing president will not attend Joe Biden's inauguration.
    The twice-impeached president still has control of the nuclear football and sole nuclear strike authority until noon.
    Experts say that the current situation is the product of an outdated and dangerous system that desperately needs to be changed.
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  • A second act seems in the works for Anthony Levandowski

    1 month ago - By Fortune

    Good morning, Term Sheet readers.
    With just hours to go until Joe Biden's inauguration, President Donald Trump handed out a flurry of pardons, including ones to former White House strategist Stephen Bannon and other longtime political allies.
    But some pardons came as a surprise: The White House announced the pardons of rappers Lil Wayne and Kodak Black.
    Trump also granted clemency to Anthony Levandowski, the former Google engineer sentenced to 18 months in jail for stealing trade secrets from the tech giant's self driving car unit. U.S. District Judge William Alsup at the time of the...
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  • Trump tells farewell crowd 'we will be back' in rambling speech before skipping town ahead of Biden's inauguration

    Trump tells farewell crowd 'we will be back' in rambling speech before skipping town ahead of Biden's inauguration

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    Summary List Placement Outgoing President Donald Trump went characteristically off-script in his parting words to a small crowd of supporters before leaving Washington, DC, ahead of inauguration.
    "I will always fight for you. I will be watching, I will be listening. And I will tell you that the future of this country has never been better," Trump said on Wednesday.
    "So just a goodbye, we love you. We will be back in some form," he added to cheers at Joint Base Andrews, before he departed on Marine One for Palm Beach, Florida.
    Trump briefly thanked outgoing Vice President Mike Pence, as...
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  • Trump reportedly left Biden a note in the Oval Office after all, despite skipping inauguration and rejecting tradition

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump arrive to speak to supporters prior to boarding Air Force One to head to Florida on January 20, 2021 in Joint Base Andrews, Maryland.
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    President Donald Trump reportedly left President-elect Joe Biden a note in the Oval Office.
    In doing so, Trump upheld at least one tradition of outgoing presidents.
    Trump left town for Florida ahead of Biden's inauguration. He's the first outgoing president since 1869 to skip the inauguration of their successor.
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