Trump lawyer: Pardons are not being discussed

Trump lawyer: Pardons are not being discussed
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President TrumpDonald TrumpMcAuliffe takes tougher stance on Democrats in Washington Democrats troll Trump over Virginia governor's race Tom Glavine, Ric Flair, Doug Flutie to join Trump for Herschel Walker event MORE’s attorney on Sunday emphasized that he and the president have not discussed the subject of pardons.

“We have not and I continue to not have conversations with the president of the United States about pardons,” Jay Sekulow told ABC’s “This Week.”

Sekulow’s comments come one day after Trump mentioned the presidential power to pardon on Twitter.

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“While all agree the U. S. President has the complete power to pardon, why think of that when only crime so far is LEAKS against us.FAKE NEWS,” Trump said Saturday.

The president has previously dismissed the investigation into Russia’s election meddling and any potential ties between Trump campaign staff members and Russia associated as a “witch hunt.”

“Pardons have not been discussed. Pardons are not on the table,” Sekulow stressed during his television appearance on Sunday.

But Sekulow said a court would have to decide if the president could grant himself a pardon, noting the issue has never been adjudicated.

“We’re not researching the issue because the issue of pardons is not on the table. There’s nothing to pardon from,” Sekulow said.