Former President Donald Trump departed from Washington, D.C. on Wednesday morning to begin his post-presidency life at his Mar-A-Lago estate in Florida.
But after he arrived in the Sunshine State, Trump used his executive powers one last time — and it was in the middle of President Joe Biden’s inauguration.
In a last-minute act, Trump officially pardoned the ex-husband of Fox News star Jeannie Pirro.
With just 45-minutes left before Biden was officially sworn in, the White House announced Al Pirro had been pardoned.
“Al Pirro, a businessman and lawyer known for his sharp clothes and well-coiffed silver mane of hair, was convicted at a trial in New York federal court in 2000 of conspiracy and tax evasion in connection with illegally deducting $1.2 million of personal expenses as write-offs for his business,” CNBC reported.
During his presidency, Trump granted clemency to fewer convicted felons than almost all of his predecessors.
Trump pardoned former chief strategist Steve Bannon in the final hours of his White House term as well, part of a flurry of pardons for more than 140 people, including rap performers and ex-members of Congress.