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Trump does not exclude pardon for Paul Manafort
President tells Fox News that he has “great respect” for his former campaign manger career; Kevin cork reports from the White house.
President Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani told Fox News Thursday that Trump consult him or colleagues lawyer Jay Sekulow on the idea of the pardon of his former campaign Manager Paul Manafort.
Giuliani told Fox News that Trump brought up the issue of pardons to Sekulow and even several weeks, but never mentioned Manafort name. The Washington Post reported on Thursday that Trump sought its lawyers to advise on a possible Manafort pardon.
Giuliani told Fox News that during the discussion of the pardon, Trump mentioned his former national security Advisor, Michael Flynn. Flynn, who resigned in February 2017, pleaded guilty last year to lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russian officials during the presidential transition and his Turkish lobby work.
Manafort, was convicted by a Federal jury Tuesday of eight counts of bank and tax fraud. The judge in the case declared a mistrial on 10 counts, what are the dangers of the jury.
The former New York City mayor said he and Sekulow advise Trump, which is not over for the political and PR purposes, it would be a good idea to check, forgive anyone until the court cases in connection with Special Counsel Robert Müller Russia investigation.
Giuliani also said trump was very upset, Manafort, how it was treated while in custody.
The conversation took place after Trump shuttled Laundry to the life imprisonment of Alice Marie Johnson is a first time non-violent drug offenses and fees in connection with the money.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.