White House Denies Considering Pardons for Flynn and Manafort
Mar 29, 2018, 01:44
Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to investigators and agreed to cooperate with the Mueller probe in December.
Attorneys for Paul Manafort filed a motion Tuesday that mirrors arguments he made in a related criminal case in Washington and in a civil lawsuit he filed in January challenging the authority of special counsel Robert Mueller.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders denied Wednesday that President Donald Trump's former lead attorney had raised the issue of pardons for former aides in the Russian Federation probe, as was reported by The New York Times.
When asked Wednesday whether Dowd did anything while representing the president that Trump objected to, Sanders did not say any talks to the Flynn and Manafort legal teams would fit that definition.
In a statement, attorney Ty Cobb, who represents the White House, said there have been no pardons discussed related to the Russian Federation investigation.
At the White House press briefing, Press Secretary Sarah Sanders responded to questions about the article by referring back to Cobb's statement.
Dowd denied to the Times that he discussed pardons with the lawyers for Flynn and Manafort. In December, Flynn, Trump's former national security adviser, pleaded guilty to making false statements to the FBI over the course of the investigation.
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"Federal Bureau of Investigation special agents assisting the special counsel's office assess that Person A has ties to Russian intelligence service and had such ties in 2016".
Dowd's reported message to the defendants "puts us, yet again, in uncharted waters", he added.
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