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Rudy Giuliani: Trump Will Not Issue Any Pardons in Mueller Investigation

On State of the Union on Sunday, host Jake Tapper asked Trump attorney and former Mayor Rudy Giuliani whether President Trump would pardon Paul Manafort, who was sent to jail after his bail was revoked on pending charges.

Tapper asked Giuiliani directly about it. “If Manfort is convicted, will President Trump pardon him?”

Giuliani responded equally directly, and covered more ground than just Manafort. “The President is not going to issue any pardons in this investigation, he said.

He did, however, point out that once the investigation is complete and all charges have been settled, the President still has the power to take action.

“When it’s over? Hey, he’s the President of the United States,” said Giuliani. “He retains his pardon power.”

The former New York City Mayor told Tapper that pardons, as well as firings, would “just cloud what is becoming a very clear picture of an extremely unfair investigation with no criminality involved.”

Manafort will be in jail for the next three months awaiting trial on charges that now include witness tampering. President Trump was, among others, dismissive of the case against Manafort.

Watch the clip above, courtesy of CNN.

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