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Politics Rudy Giuliani discussed getting preemptive pardon from Trump before president leaves White House, report says

19:35  01 december  2020
19:35  01 december  2020 Source:   msn.com

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President Donald Trump 's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani recently talked to the president about possibly receiving a preemptive pardon before Trump leaves office, a new report says . The discussions between the two men, first detailed by The New York Times, come as Giuliani leads

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  • President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani recently talked to the president about possibly receiving a preemptive pardon before Trump leaves office, a report says.
  • The discussions, detailed by The New York Times, come as Giuliani leads last-ditch legal efforts by Trump's campaign to reverse President-elect Joe Biden's projected win in the Electoral College.
  • "Not true," Giuliani told CNBC when asked about the pardon discussions.
a close up of Rudy Giuliani wearing a suit and tie: Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, personal attorney to U.S. President Donald Trump, gestures as he speaks after media announced that Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Joe Biden has won the 2020 U.S. presidential election, in, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S., November 7, 2020. © Provided by CNBC Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, personal attorney to U.S. President Donald Trump, gestures as he speaks after media announced that Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Joe Biden has won the 2020 U.S. presidential election, in, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S., November 7, 2020.

President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani recently talked to the president about possibly receiving a preemptive pardon before Trump leaves office, according to a report Tuesday.

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The White House was warned in 2019 that President Donald Trump 's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani "was being used to feed Russian misinformation" to the President , The Washington Post reported Thursday.

Giuliani visited the White House on Dec. 13, shortly after the House Judiciary Committee voted to proceed The former officials said Giuliani was not a target of U.S. surveillance while in Ukraine but was The national security adviser “can say that the President always treats such briefings with the

The discussions, detailed by The New York Times, come as Giuliani leads last-ditch legal efforts by Trump's campaign to reverse President-elect Joe Biden's projected win in the Electoral College.

"Not true," Giuliani told CNBC via a text message when asked about the Times' report.

Giuliani, who has not been charged with any crime, was known as far back as a year ago to be under investigation by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York. That's the office Giuliani led in the 1980s, before getting elected New York City mayor in 1993.

The probe reportedly was focused on Giuliani's actions in Ukraine, where he for months tried to dig up damaging information about Biden and his son Hunter Biden. The status of that investigation is not known.

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President Donald Trump has put his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani in charge of his campaign's long-shot post-election legal challenges, according to a tweet from the President Saturday night.

Asked about the letter, Trump 's attorney Rudy Giuliani said on Sunday that the President is not going to pardon himself but "probably does" have the He added, "It would be an open question. I think it would probably get answered by gosh, that's what the Constitution says , and if you want to change it

Trump was impeached by the House of Representatives last year, and ultimately acquitted after a Senate trial, for pressuring the president of Ukraine to launch an investigation of Hunter Biden's business dealings in that country while Trump was withholding congressionally approved military aid to that nation.

The Times, citing two people familiar with the matter, reported that Giuliani talked to Trump about a preemptive pardon as recently as last week.

The men previously had discussed that possibility, according to the newspaper.

Giuliani's lawyer, Robert Costello, did not immediately respond to a request for comment from CNBC. A White House spokesman declined to comment.

Although rare, it is legal for a president to pardon people for federal crimes before those people have actually been charged with such acts.

The most famous example of that occurred in 1974, when President Gerald Ford pardoned his immediate predecessor, Richard Nixon, who resigned in disgrace after the Watergate scandal. Nixon was the target of a criminal investigation but had not been charged at the time Ford granted the pardon.

Rudy Giuliani, who has not been charged with a crime, discussed preemptive pardon with Trump: report

  Rudy Giuliani, who has not been charged with a crime, discussed preemptive pardon with Trump: report While Giuliani's specific legal exposure is unknown, he is a subject in at least two recent federal investigations Rudy Giuliani and Donald Trump Photo illustration by Salon/Getty Images

Trump 's personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani , said Thursday that the president agreed there should be no pardons while the Mueller investigation "We discussed it in early June and we agreed no pardons during investigation," Giuliani said Rudy Giuliani , an attorney for President Donald Trump , on Aug.

image captionRudy Giuliani said if Mr Trump pardoned himself it would be "politically tough". The question of self- pardon arose after the New York Times published a letter to the counsel from Mr Trump 's lawyers. In it they say he has absolute power as US legal chief to end investigations, or

Ford's successor in the White House, President Jimmy Carter, issued preemptive pardons to hundreds of thousands of American men who dodged the draft during the Vietnam War.

Trump last week pardoned his first national security advisor, Michael Flynn, for lying to FBI agents about his conversations with a Russian diplomat before Trump's inauguration.

Flynn, who had pleaded guilty in that case before later reversing himself, had yet to be sentenced. The Justice Department was seeking to reverse that conviction and dismiss the charge at the time of the pardon.

Giuliani and other lawyers for Trump's campaign have claimed for weeks that the president was swindled out of a win in the 2020 election. But they have failed to produce any evidence of significant fraud. And the campaign and its allies have either lost or withdrawn lawsuits seeking to invalidate ballots for Biden, who was victorious in both the Electoral College and popular votes.

Giuliani has suggested that state legislatures can overturn the results of their elections and nominate slates of electors for Trump to the Electoral College, nullifying Biden's projected win in those states.

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