Giuliani Suggests Mueller Probe Will End in Pardons

'Things might get cleaned up,' says the presidential attorney
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 15, 2018 4:38 PM CDT
Giuliani: Mueller Inquiry Might End With Pardons
Rudy Giuliani waves from the White House lawn in this file photo.   (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Rudy Giuliani is again making headlines for comments related to the Robert Mueller investigation—this time strongly suggesting that President Trump will be flexing his pardon power before all is said and done. “When the whole thing is over, things might get cleaned up with some presidential pardons,” Giuliani tells the New York Daily News. The remark came in the wake of a judge's decision that former Trump campaign chief Paul Manafort had to go to jail to await his trials on money laundering and other charges, because of allegations of witness tampering. “I don’t understand the justification for putting him in jail,” says Giuliani, who once worked as a federal prosecutor. “You put a guy in jail if he’s trying to kill witnesses, not just talking to witnesses.”

Giuliani also again called for the immediate end of the Mueller inquiry. “That kind of investigation should not go forward,” he says. “It’s time for Justice to investigate the investigators.” Trump, meanwhile, tweeted his displeasure about the Manafort news. "Wow, what a tough sentence for Paul Manafort, who has represented Ronald Reagan, Bob Dole and many other top political people and campaigns," he wrote. "Didn’t know Manafort was the head of the Mob. What about Comey and Crooked Hillary and all of the others? Very unfair!" (Read more Rudy Giuliani stories.)

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