Giuliani says Trump could issue pardons after Russia probe

Sergio Conner
June 18, 2018

"When the whole thing is over, things might get cleaned up with some presidential pardons", Giuliani told the New York Daily News.

The question of Trump pardoning former associates came up again after a federal judge last Friday ordered Manafort jailed for tampering with a witness while out on bail.

Giuliani called for investigation of the origins of the Mueller investigation, contending it was "premised on Comey's illegally leaked memo" about the FBI's director's private conversations with Trump.

"Every FBI agent should demand that that man be fired and tomorrow, Mueller should suspend his investigation, and he should go see Rod Rosenstein, who created him, and the deputy attorney general and Attorney General Sessions, who should now step up big time to save his department", the former New York City mayor told Hannity on Thursday.

Giuliani has argued that Trump cannot be indicted by special counsel Robert Mueller in the Russian Federation investigation, but could face impeachment if he has done something wrong. "I don't think Mueller and his people need to be investigated - unless something comes out of that". Trump expressed his sympathy for Manafort tweeting, "Wow, what a tough sentence for Paul Manafort, who has represented Ronald Reagan, Bob Dole and many other top political people and campaigns".

"Mueller only gets an interview after he gets thoroughly investigated and we determine his conflicts, the biases and prejudices of his staff", Giuliani said.

The Washington Post reported Sunday that Mueller is pressing to wrap up his findings by the end of summer and, in the words of former Republican leader Newt Gingrich, Trump and his allies were "prepared for war".

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But Giuliani, in an appearance on CNN's State of the Union, left open the possibility that the president could take action when the Russian Federation inquiry was concluded if he determined that people had been "treated unfairly".

"There was no Russian Collusion".

"There's a lot of unfairness out there, but we don't know the scope of it", Giuliani said.

"I don't want to do it", Giuliani. "I think if I could get those pictures of them crying ..."

The attorney had been assigned to the Clinton investigation and to the Mueller probe, but left that team in February, according to the report. "The president wants to do it".

"Too bad they didn't look at Crooked Hillary like this". Ukrainian parliamentarian Andrii Artemenko, a witness in the Russian Federation investigation who testified before the grand jury, told ABC News that numerous questions from Mueller's team focused on Cohen and his relationship with Russian Federation.

The inspector general's report said it would continue investigating FBI officials who received tickets to sporting games and other things of value from reporters.

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