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Trump pardons 73 people on last day as US President

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Outgoing US president, Donald Trump, has pardoned or commuted a total of almost 150 people, including former chief strategist Steve Bannon, as he prepares to leave office later today.

Trump has pardoned 73 people and commuted the sentences of a further 70 in his final hours in office.

The US President has also pardoned former chief strategist Bannon, as part of a late flurry of clemency action benefiting nearly 150 people.

They include rap stars and former members of US Congress.

However, there was no clemency for Joe ‘Tiger King’ Exotic, who is currently serving a 22-year sentence for trying to hire a hitman to kill zoo keeper rival Carole Baskin.

The pardons and commutations for 143 people, including the surprise addition of Bannon, were announced after midnight on Wednesday in the final hours of Trump’s White House term.

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