Dems Request Docs On Potential Trump Pardons For Targets In Mueller Probe

WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 06:  Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort leaves the Prettyman Federal Courthouse after a bail hearing November 6, 2017 in Washington, DC. Manafort and his former business partner Richard Gates both pleaded not guilty Monday to a 12-charge indictment that included money laundering and conspiracy.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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Four targets of the Mueller investigation — Paul Manafort, Michael Cohen, Michael Flynn, and Rick Gates — are asked to provide any communications regarding a potential pardon from the White House.

House Judiciary investigators are also asking former DOJ and White House officials for information about the topic, apparently within the segment of the investigation that focuses on allegations of obstruction of justice.

House investigators are interested in the following witnesses and entities:

  • Former chief of staff to Don McGahn Annie Donaldson
  • DOJ
  • Former White House Counsel Don McGahn
  • Donald Trump Jr., presidential son and Trump Org executive
  • Eric Trump, son of the president and Trump Org executive
  • FBI
  • Flynn Intel Group
  • Hope Hicks, former Trump campaign press secretary and White House communications adviser
  • Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law and White House adviser
  • Manafort spokesman Jason Maloni
  • Jay Sekulow, personal attorney to President Trump
  • Tom Bossert, lawyer and former Trump Homeland Security Advisor
  • Jeff Sessions, former attorney general
  • KT McFarland, former Fox News talking head and former deputy to Michael Flynn on the National Security Council
  • Michael Cohen, former personal attorney and fixer for President Trump
  • Michael Flynn, former Trump campaign adviser and U.S. national security adviser
  • Michael Flynn Jr., Flynn’s son and an aide on the 2016 campaign
  • The White House
  • Paul Manafort, former Trump campaign chairman awaiting sentencing for tax and bank fraud
  • Sean Spicer, ex-White House Press Secretary and Trump administration communications director
  • Rick Gates, former Manafort deputy, ex-Trump campaign and transition adviser, now a cooperating witness in the special counsel probe
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