Trump left the White House for the final time as president on Wednesday morning, saying “it has been a great honour, the honour of a lifetime”.
The pardons and commutations for 143 people, including Steve Bannon, were announced after midnight on Wednesday in the final hours of Trump’s White House term.
President-elect Joe Biden will sign dozens of executive orders including rejoining the Paris climate accord and ending the travel ban on predominantly Muslim countries.
The Capitol Police force did not request advance help to secure the building from other federal agencies such as the Department of Homeland Security, according to one senior official.
US President Trump tells supporters he will lead a march on Congress as lawmakers prepare to count electoral college votes to certify Joe Biden's victory in November's presidential election.
US President Trump pardons his 2016 campaign chairman Paul Manafort and longtime ally Roger Stone, in a new round of clemency action.
Thousands of supporters of US President Donald Trump, including racist group Proud Boys, clashed with anti-Trump demonstrators in across the US.
That decision could delay the delivery of second batch of doses to the US until manufacturer Pfizer fulfils other international contracts.
Scheme appears to involve lobbyists and lawyers, a well-heeled campaign donor and a man or woman who is or was in prison and is hoping for presidential intervention. President Trump’s first pardon was ex-national security adviser Michael Flynn.
US Attorney General William Barr's remarkable comments come as Donald Trump's campaign persists in trying to prove there was fraud in key states of Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and elsewhere.
The arrival of the US President-elect Joe Biden's pets will mark the next chapter in a long history of pets residing at the White House after a four-year hiatus during US President Donald Trump's administration.
Biden's chief of staff Ron Klain declined to say which posts the president-elect would announce, though Biden said last week he has already decided on a person for the key position of Treasury secretary.
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