According to this source, some of the president’s advisers to CNN believe that although Trump’s family members and other allies have not been charged with any crimes, it would be best to pardon them in advance.
Some presidential advisers believe Trump can legally pardon himself – a controversial statement by some constitutional scholars.
Close source to the White House pointed out that President Gerald Ford had pardoned President Richard Nixon, who resigned during the Watergate scandal. Nixon was not charged when pardoned.
He is in talks with presidential advisers about apologizing in advance to many close to him, including his children and son-in-law, White House adviser Jared Kushner.
The list of possible pardons includes those close to the president and those who may be legally vulnerable, but not blamed.
The president’s son, Donald Trump Jr., was questioned by Special Adviser Robert Mueller for his links to the Russians, but was never indicted. And Kushner gave false information about his foreign contacts when he applied for his security clearance, but Trump gave him one anyway.
It is also not clear what Giuliani or other accomplices are trying to expose in advance. But a first source familiar with the discussions is that the president’s friends and allies consider hostility from Trump’s allies from the incoming Biden administration.
Giuliani declined to discuss an apology.
He told presidential advisers that he and his family had been unjustly targeted and that he felt legal action could be taken against Biden under the Department of Justice.
White House press secretary Kaylee McNani said Wednesday afternoon that there had been no discussion of an early apology between Trump and his advisers.
Flynn’s apology is the second act of mercy in the case against Trump’s presidential advisers. Earlier this summer, Trump changed Stone’s sentence.
CNN’s Megan Vasquez, Pamela Brown, Ali Main and Michael Warren contributed to the report.