Go after Hunter Biden
After the New York Post published a story about a laptop hard drive obtained by Rudy Giuliani after it was dropped off at a Delaware repair shop in April 2019 that contained evidence about Joe Biden’s son Hunter and his business deals in Chian, Trump tried to appoint a prosecutor to investigate him for corruption.
The hard drive allegedly contained an email from April 2015 in which an adviser from a Ukrainian energy company, Burisma, thanked Hunter Biden for inviting him to meet his father in Washington, though there is no record of such a meeting on then-vice president Biden’s official schedule.
Biden denied all the corruption allegations.
But Trump tried to pursue the case again two weeks before the election.
“We’ve got to get the attorney general to act. He’s got to act, and he’s got to act fast. He’s got to appoint somebody, this is major corruption, and this has to be known about before the election,” he said.
So far, no investigation has been launched.
Restrict paths to immigration even more
Immigration is Trump’s most criticised policy.
His “zero tolerance” stance for illegal border crossers left many children alone as parents were sent back. Many of the children separated from their family could not be found and were perhaps sent to distant relatives or foster families.
Trump has said his administration is preparing an overhaul of the immigration policies that could see the rules on visas change completely.
Trump sought to end former president Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, the so-called “Dreamers” living in the United States illegally after entering as children, under which roughly 644,000 Dreamers are granted deportation relief and work permits.
But the US Supreme Court ruled in June that Trump’s administration did not follow proper legal procedures.
In July, the administration said it will reject any new applications for the ‘Dreamer’ immigrant programme and shorten the deportation protections of those whose eligibility is soon to expire.
The administration said it would still consider ending the programme.
Trump has lost the 2020 election but votes in some states are still being counted.
After a transition period, the new president is officially sworn into office on 20 January.