US President Donald Trump will leave Washington DC next Wednesday morning (Thursday NZT), just before President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration the following day, to begin his post-presidential life in Florida.
The sources stressed that the plan could change.
The rating makes Trump one of the least popular presidents of all time.
Flying in Air Force One for the last time, the President will go to his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida, where he will reportedly live his post-presidential life.
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With security on alert over the threat of more potential violence heading into the inauguration, the Senate is also moving quickly to prepare for confirming Biden's nominee for National Intelligence Director, Avril Haines.
The timing for the trial, the first of a president no longer in office, has not yet been set.
Traditionally, the incoming and outgoing presidents ride to the US Capitol together for the ceremony as a symbol of the nation's peaceful transition.
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The measures come as the country recorded 300,000 new coronavirus cases with the death toll reaching 4,187. But polls have shown the public's hope for the Games has faded.
Presidential inaugurations are generally attended by hundreds of thousands of people who pack onto the National Mall, but officials have closed the enormous lawn due to security concerns.
The Transportation Security Administration said some people could face more thorough security checks or be barred from boarding a plane as part of additional security around the inauguration. It did not say what criteria was used to determine who has been selected.
Biden will be sworn in at noon Wednesday, two weeks after a mob of pro-Trump supporters stormed the Capitol to try to stop Congress from affirming Biden's election victory.
Federal and state officials have rejected claims of widespread fraud in the election, and the courts have also been dismissive of legal cases seeking to overturn the results.
Trump is the only president to be twice impeached, and the first to be prosecuted as he leaves the White House, an ever-more-extraordinary end to the defeated president's tenure.
Trump, the only president in U.S. history to be impeached twice, is planning to issue more pardons before leaving, according to sources who added that he has been considering the unprecedented option of pardoning himself.