The White House on Wednesday refused to rule out the possibility that President Trump would issue pardons to former senior aides facing charges from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.
“There’s no discussion or consideration of that at this time,” Sanders told reporters. “The president has the authority to pardon individuals, but you’re asking me about a specific case in which it hasn’t been discussed.”
Sanders was responding to a New York Times report that Trump’s former lead attorney, John Dowd, floated the possibility of pardons for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and former national security adviser Michael Flynn in conversations last year with their lawyers.
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