Outgoing US president Donald Trump pardoned his former chief strategist Steve Bannon in a last-minute decision made only hours before he leaves the White House for a final time. CNN reports that Bannon faces a federal case that began in August. New York federal prosecutors charged him and three others with defrauding donors of more than a million dollars. It was part of a fundraising campaign purportedly aimed at supporting Trump’s Mexico border wall. Bannon’s trial has not even been completed yet.