Mar 6, 2019 - Politics & Policy

Rudy Giuliani says lawyers asked about Trump pardoning their clients

Rudy Giuliani says President Trump won't look at the issue of granting pardons until the Mueller probe concludes.

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President Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani told the New York Times Wednesday attorneys for several people of interest to special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation had approached him to discuss possible presidential pardons.

The big picture: Giuliani gave the interview hours after The Washington Post reported Trump's former personal lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen, had alleged to the House Intelligence Committee that he'd had discussions about receiving a pardon with Giuliani and Trump’s attorney Jay Sekulow. Giuliani told the Times he told all the lawyers the same message to relay to to their clients, whom he did not identify: Trump would not look at the issue of presidential pardons until a long time after the Mueller investigation had ended.

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