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Two defense officials said there is an effort underway to transfer nearly two dozen inmates from Gitmo before President-elect Donald Trump takes office, Bret Baier reported.

Federal officials are working to transfer up to 22 inmates from the US detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to other nations in the next month.

There are 59 detainees remaining at the facility, Baier said.

Twenty-seven of those inmates are deemed too dangerous to transfer.

Trump is expected to inherit about 40 Gitmo detainees.

The New York Times reported that at least 59 countries have accepted transfers from the prison over the years.

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