Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who also serves as President Trump’s lawyer, has reportedly been discussing a pardon with Trump before he leaves office.
The New York Times says Giuliani’s “potential criminal exposure is unclear” but the two have talked “as recently as last week the possibility of receiving a pre-emptive pardon before Mr. Trump leaves office.”
From the Times:
He was under investigation as recently as last summer by federal prosecutors in Manhattan for his business dealings in Ukraine and his role in ousting the American ambassador there, a plot that was at the heart of the impeachment of Mr. Trump.
Mr. Giuliani did not respond to a message seeking comment. Christianne Allen, his spokeswoman, said, “Mayor Giuliani cannot comment on any discussions that he has with his client.”
Mr. Giuliani’s lawyer, Robert Costello, said, “He’s not concerned about this investigation, because he didn’t do anything wrong and that’s been our position from Day 1.”
The Trump camp has not responded to requests for comment from the newspaper.
Fox News commentator Sean Hannity has also suggested that President Trump should pardon himself as well as his family members.
Giuliani tweeted that the Times is lying, saying he never had that type of discussion with the President. “Hard to keep up with all their lies,” he wrote.