The outgoing President of USA, Donald Trump, will award today thanks to rapper Lil Wayne in a latest wave of pardons involving over 100 names.
Lil Wayne pleaded guilty last month to possession of a firearm and is facing charges penalty imprisonment for up to 10 years. The singer / songwriter / producer, whose real name is Wayne Michael Carter Jr., was found carrying a gold-plated pistol in his luggage on a private flight to South Florida. Wayne's sentencing hearing was scheduled for January 28.
The rapper appeared to support Trump during his presidency campaign, when he posted a photo of himself with the outgoing president, supporting it program Trump's criminal justice reform and economic plan for African Americans.
Trump is expected to award more than 100 grants and reshuffles in his final day in office. Two sources told Reuters that Trump did not appear to be giving thanks to himself or his family members.
Sources confirmed a report of New York Times The list of graces is expected to include former New York Assembly President Sheldon Silver, who was convicted of corruption in 2015. Trump's list, however, is not expected to include Rudi Giuliani, a former New York mayor and outgoing lawyer. President of the United States, who has been an ardent supporter of his allegations of fraud in elections.
Nor is Steve Bannon expected to receive a favor. Bannon helped Trump win the 2016 election and was a senior White House adviser. The 66-year-old has, however, pleaded not guilty to allegations that he was deceived by donors to "We Build the Wall", a online campaign that raised $ 25 million.
The list of those who will not receive grace includes the name of Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks. The US Department of Justice has asked Britain in 2019 to extradite Assange to the US to deal with categories for conspiracy and infringement of the espionage. It is recalled that a British judge ruled two weeks ago that Assange should not be extradited to the US, citing mental health problems.