Giuliani says Trump sought legal advice on Manafort pardon "weeks ago"
President Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani said the president sought legal advice on a potential pardon for former campaign manager Paul Manafort "several weeks ago" but was advised against it, Giuliani told the Washington Post in an interview.
Why it matters: Giuliani's statement confirms that Trump had shown interest in pardoning Manafort after he was found guilty of financial crimes. The president had previously mentioned a pardon as a possibility for his former campaign manager in a tweet but did not explain he inquired about the legality of the option. Go deeper: All the president's guilty men