NYT: Giuliani Discussed ‘Pre-emptive Pardon’ With Trump

Rudy Giuliani, attorney for President Donald Trump, holds a news conference at the Republican National Committee on November 19, 2020. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)
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December 1, 2020 10:44 a.m.

Rudy Giuliani has discussed a potential carte blanche of a pardon with his client, President Trump, the New York Times reports.

The report doesn’t specify who raised the issue with who, and what class of yet-to-be-charged crimes such a pardon would cover.

Manhattan federal prosecutors have been investigating Giuliani since last year, reportedly asking questions about the former New York City mayor’s finances and his involvement in elements of President Trump’s effort to pressure the Ukrainian government into manufacturing dirt on Biden.

In addition to proclaiming his own innocence, Giuliani has also steadfastly maintained that President Trump actually won the election last month.

If true, that would seem to obviate the urgency of a pre-emptive pardon. An attorney for Giuliani did not immediately return a request for comment regarding this and other questions.

In a tweet, Giuliani denied the report.

Read the New York Times report here.

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