Why didn't Trump give himself a pardon?

There has been a lot of speculation about who would get pardons at the end of the Trump administration. Many thought that Trump would even try to pardon himself and his family. But, today it looks like he will not do so, and furthermore will refrain from pardoning many GOP lawmakers who were aligned with him on the election fraud lie. He and others are facing major prosecution that could land them years or decades in federal prison, so why didn't he pardon himself and them?

Were they rioters or 'civilian journalists'?

Sp the new defense for the rioters/terrorists at the capitol is that hey were just journalists. That's right, they were coverings the event as citizen journalists. I mean, who would film themselves committing federal offenses, nobody. Especially not the leader of the Proud Boys.

Will Biden get a safe innaguration?

After the events that happened at the capitol this last week it is hard to imagine anyone wanting to have an event there again for a while. Biden had been planning a distanced and scaled down event to to the pandemic, but now I am not so sure he should do anything public. After last weeks violence, there have been renewed calls for violence on inauguration day. These people are so crazy, I wouldn't put it past them to see another riot, bombing, or assassination attempt.
While there is a lot of value in standing strong and not letting the terrorists win, I think it is just too soon, we already saw that capitol police or ineffective and unable to stop such and attack. How can we expect them to keep Biden safe?

Will/Should Ted Cruz Resign?

Many in the public and on capitol hill are now calling for the resignation of Senator Ted Cruz. These calls come after he played a major role in the dis-information campaign and stirred anger prior to the violence at the capitol on January6th. Cruz gave the most vocal objection to the electoral count, in hopes that it would win him political capitol for his 2024 presidential run. Instead, it led to congress hiding behind chairs as an angry mob stormed the capitol, leaving 5 dead, including one police officer. Do you think he should resign, and do you think he will?

Was the capitol violence casued by bad fundraising

Freshman House of Representatives member Peter Meijer (R-Mi) has come out criticizing many of his peers about their contribution to the violence at the Capitol. Meijer is a 32 year old Iraq/Afganistan veteran, who was just sworn in the Sunday before the riots and attempted coup. He has gone on the record, stating:
"They were being lied to. They were being misled," he said of the demonstrators. "Some of my colleagues in Congress, they share responsibility for that. Many of them were fundraising off of this Stop the Steal grift. I don't understand how you can look in the mirror and go to sleep at night without that weighing on your conscience, I fundamentally do not. I'm just at a loss for words about how some of them have acted in ways that are just knowingly, provably false. And they know they're lying, too."
That to me makes a whole lot more sense than most of the other stuff I am hearing from the Republican party, how about you?

Do you believe that Trump believes his lies?

I'm nobody's psychologist, but I definitely consider him a narcissist. Lately, I've been trying to figure out if he believes the lies he has been spouting for the last four years, or if he knows it's utter nonsense but that his base will believe him. Then I ask myself if he's told himself these lies so much that now he truly believes him. I mean, he's surrounded himself with "yes men" who constantly agree with everything he says and tells him he's right. I feel like it would be easy to start blurring those lines. What do you think? Do you think Trump believes what he says, or does he know that he's doing nothing more than shouting fake news?

Was Melania Complicit in her Husbands actions?

I haven't heard much about Melania over the last four years, and what I did hear was not exactly impressive or good. Now, one of her aids an previous best friends has come out to say that Melania has "blood on her hands."
Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, the friend, as written that "Melania is no better than Donald is in terms of needing attention. She wasted a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to create a platform to make a difference in the lives of so many children and didn’t provide any of that. She was just there as an extension of Donald, used to “soften” his image, highlight his showmanship, and smile for the cameras."
What do you think, is Melania an accomplice or an innocent bystander?

Trump finally admits he lost.

Following the riots at the Capitol, Trump finally acknowledged that a new administration would take over, and he wants a smooth transition. With less than two weeks left in his presidency, a riot, being banned from most social media platforms, and being shunned by members of his own party, it appears he's ready to face reality. Or is he?? Do you think he has truly accepted that he has lost, or do you think things have gotten so bad that he's trying to redeem himself slightly before leaving office?

Did the President lie?

People's perspectives sure change over time, don't they? The former White House communication director said that President Trump is a liar. Alyssa Farah said that the election lies went to far. Even though Farah appreciated her time and believed in Trump's policies, the election was not something she was proud of. Ultimately, do you believe the President lied about the election being faulty?

Trump Not Attending Biden's Inauguration

With less than two weeks to go until Inauguration Day, Trump says he will not go. Personally, I think it will be better this way. Still, I wonder why Trump is doing it. Is he doing this because he is a poor sport? Or is he trying to keep the attention off of him? What are you thoughts on the matter?