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.
#FakeNews NYT lies again. Never had the discussion they falsely attribute to an anonymous source. Hard to keep up with all their lies.
— Rudy W. Giuliani (@RudyGiuliani) December 1, 2020
Read the New York Times report here.