Rudy Giuliani says Trump might use pardons to ‘clean up’ Mueller investigation

Giuliani demands Mueller suspend Russia probe

Rudy Giuliani Says Mueller Probe Must Be Suspended 'Tomorrow' After DOJ Report

"There was total bias", Trump told Fox News' "Fox and Friends", adding that "it was a pretty good report", but the "IG blew it at the very end".

However, Giuliani said later in the interview that Trump could pardon people who were treated "unfairly" once the probe led by former FBI Director Robert Mueller is through. The investigation so far has led to charges against 20 people, five of whom have agreed to guilty pleas. He said Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein assured the president that he wouldn't be roped into the Southern District of New York's investigation. That's what he did on the Sunday shows.

Later, he told a different reporter that Trump will not use his pardon power while the investigation is ongoing, but may exercise it after the probe has ended.

"Jake, I don't think that is the interpretation", Giuliani said.

"I believe that the Mueller investigation should be investigated not because necessarily of Mueller but because of its genesis in this very, very now completely nearly illegal and unethical probe, this Russian probe", he said.

Sources tell CBS News that Manafort is banking on a presidential pardon in order to stay out of jail for the rest of his life. Giuliani did not provide a basis for his assertions about the investigation's illegitimacy. Some of the officials who worked on the Clinton investigation also worked on the FBI's Russian Federation probe, but the report did not find that political bias had tainted the Clinton review. "We want the Mueller probe to be investigated, the way the Trump administration has been investigated".

"There might be a narrow area that we could all agree on", he said.

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"The top people were awful", Trump said.

The President on Friday took issue with the report's conclusion.

Giuliani's stunning remark came hours after a Washington, D.C., judge revoked Manafort's bail and ordered him to remain behind bars while awaiting his September trial. Manafort was taken into custody and transported to a jail in Virginia about 90 miles south of Washington.

Trump attacked Manafort's jailing, saying on Twitter, "Wow, what a tough sentence for Paul Manafort".

Citing findings in last week's Justice Department inspector general's report related to the conduct of two senior FBI agents, the former mayor called for a review of the origins of the Russian Federation investigation. In February this year, Mueller indicted 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities, and filed 32 additional charges against Manafort and Gates.

"The president has issued no pardons in this investigation".

Democrats said the inspector general's report provided no grounds to undermine Mueller's continuing investigation. "The president is not going to issue pardons in this investigation". "Because you just cloud what is becoming now a very clear picture of an extremely unfair investigation with no criminality involved of any kind". He retains his pardon power.

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