As the United States heralds a new political era, Donald Trump's final act as president is raising some eyebrows. ABC News reports that in the lead up to Joe Biden's inauguration, Mr Trump pardoned and commuted the sentences of 144 people — including former White House aide Steve Bannon, Republican fundraiser Elliott Broidy, and former congressman Randall 'Duke' Cunningham. ABC has quoted USSC senior research fellow Jared Mondschein in the article.