DONALD Trump reportedly yelled he wasn’t going to resign in the wake of the Capitol Hill riots.
Despite the threat of an unprecedented second impeachment, a defiant President is also said to be planning more pardons – possibly including himself.
Trump's possible impeachment comes after hundreds of MAGA fans attacked Congress in bid to stop the confirmation of Joe Biden as President-elect.
But while the criticism has become more intense and rumours persist about cabinet discussions around using the 25th Amendment to remove him, Trump seems ever more defiant.
At one point in the White House on Friday a source with direct knowledge of the matter said he “literally yelled” the words, “I’M NOT GOING TO RESIGN,” reports The Daily Beast.
He then launched into a rant about how Democratic lawmakers will regret their attempt to impeach him a second time, which will hurt the country.
Vice President Mike Pence has been at the centre of the speculation involving the using the 25th Amendment.
But according to CNN, a source close to Pence said there is some concern inside his team that there are risks to invoking the 25th Amendment or even to an impeachment process.
Three administration sources told CBS News Trump does not plan to resign and doesn’t he feel any pressure to do so.
Trump plans to resume some official duties this week, including diplomatic outreach, transition activities and planned trip to the US-Mexico border, where he promised to build a wall.
He is also said to be planning another round of Presidential pardons and is even considering an unprecedented attempt to pardon himself, Bloomberg reports.
Among those he's considering pardons for are rappers Lil Wayne and Kodak Black the day before he departs the White House.
The rappers are in a list of people he hopes to pardon on Jan. 19, the day prior to Inauguration Day,
Far from going quietly, the Daily Beast also reports the president and several close advisers are now discussing Trump sitting for multiple media interviews in the coming days.
These would seek to boast about his record with one focusing on the Middle East deals he and son-in-law, senior White House adviser Jared Kushner, helped to strike.
Trump could also seek to repeat claims that he’s been making in the final months of his presidency that he’s done more for Black Americans than anyone with the “possible exception” of Abraham Lincoln.
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