Giuliani: Trump may issue pardons after Russia probe

Rudy Giuliani is seen here speaking on CNN's

In an impromptu press conference on the White House lawn, the president told reporters "the Mueller investigation has been totally discredited".

Tapper had asked about Giuliani's comments to the New York Daily News last week, in which he said, "When the whole thing is over, things might get cleaned up with some presidential pardons".

His comments come after onetime Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was sent to jail last week after a federal judge revoked his house arrest over allegations of witness tampering in the Russian Federation investigation.

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.

Rudy Giuliani, personal attorney for President Donald Trump, said on Sunday that Trump isn't issuing any pardons in the special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, but could after the probe was closed. "I think that we would prefer questions and written answers", he said.

Giuliani, who worked as a federal prosecutor for almost a decade, claimed he had seen no evidence to warrant Manafort being sent to jail.

In an interview on Fox News, former New York Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani said the misconduct by FBI officials such as former director James Comey and Peter Strzok is so egregious that "Mueller should suspend his investigation".

But the president has issued several pardons in recent weeks, which some have interpreted as a signal to affiliates being targeted by Mueller's probe not to cooperate with the investigation.

"Of course it's wrong to lie, it breaks one of the commandments, I think", Giuliani replied before arguing Trump's "distinction is a correct one". That decision came after Mueller accused Manafort of witness tampering.

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"There was no Russian Collusion".

"Let's not lock 'em up, let's elect Dan", Giuliani said after attendees at the Hilton Garden Inn broke into chants calling for jailing Federal Bureau of Investigation officials criticized in the recent Justice Department inspector general report on the FBI's handling of the Hillary Clinton email probe.

There is no indication when Mueller's investigation might end.

That report criticized Comey's decision-making involving a probe into Clinton's use of a private email server.

Later Sunday, Giuliani said on CBS' Face the Nation that he would continue to push for such an internal review as a condition in the ongoing negotiations with Mueller who is seeking an interview with Trump in the Russian Federation inquiry.

Appearing on "Face the Nation", Giuliani said Trump's legal team nonetheless owed it to him to "sort through" the options of how an interview with Mueller could proceed, because "the president wants to do it".

"Too bad they didn't look at Crooked Hillary like this".

But he added that he "couldn't possibly" agree to an interview with Mueller "until we know how badly this investigation" was affected by bias among FBI agents castigated in the recently released inspector general's report. "He is not considering it and he will not even entertain thinking about it until after the investigation has been completed", he said.

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