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White house: No pardons, taking into account Manafort, Flynn

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The White house has denied, to request a report that a lawyer for President Trump raised the prospect of a pardon of former consultant Michael Flynn, and Paul Manafort, the FBI special counsel, the building cases against them.

The New York Times reported on Wednesday, John Dowd, who resigned last week, cut open, with their respective lawyers in the last year, because of Trump, the team was concerned about what you reveal could be to FBI Special Counsel Robert Müller as part of a deal.

Dowd, who announced his resignation last week, denied the claims to the Times: “There was no discussion. Period.”

“I’ve only been asked pardons, by the press and routinely responds to the data set, no pardons are said in the discussion or under consideration at the White house,” White House lawyer, Ty Cobb in a statement.

In the case of the White House press briefing, press Secretary Sarah Sanders responded to questions about the article, by using statement handle in the Cobb’s.

The Times reported that it was not clear whether Dowd had discussed the prospect of the pardons of President Trump, but Trump had asked about the extent of his pardon power in a meeting last year with lawyers from the White House Counsel’s Office.

Flynn, a former national security adviser, pleaded guilty in December to lying to the FBI agreed to keep the contacts with the Russian Ambassador, and has, working with the special counsel.

Manafort, a former trump campaign Chairman, has pleaded not guilty. His legal team filed a motion Tuesday to dismiss claims in a second round of accusations of Müller, that he exceeded the scope of the investigation in the Russian interference and possible collusion with trump campaign associates during the 2016 presidential elections.

Fox News’ Serafin Gomez and Brooke Singman contributed to this report.

 

 

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