Trump: 'Haven't thought about' pardons for Mueller targets

President TrumpDonald John TrumpCould Donald Trump and Boris Johnson be this generation's Reagan-Thatcher? Merkel backs Democratic congresswomen over Trump How China's currency manipulation cheats America on trade MORE said Monday he has not considered pardoning people who were targeted by special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerTop Republican considered Mueller subpoena to box in Democrats Kamala Harris says her Justice Dept would have 'no choice' but to prosecute Trump for obstruction Dem committees win new powers to investigate Trump MORE’s now-concluded Russia investigation.

“Haven’t thought about it,” Trump said when asked by reporters in the Oval Office if he plans to pardon people who pleaded guilty or were convicted of crimes in the probe.

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The question of whether Trump would offer clemency to Mueller’s targets was renewed Sunday after the president bemoaned that “so many people have been so badly hurt” by the investigation, which ended without stating that Trump colluded with Moscow to influence the 2016 election.

Trump has previously refused to rule out a pardon for his former campaign chairman Paul ManafortPaul John ManafortWebb: Questions for Robert Mueller Top Mueller prosecutor Zainab Ahmad joins law firm Gibson Dunn Russian oligarch's story could spell trouble for Team Mueller MORE, who was sentenced to 7 1/2 years in prison for a raft of financial crimes connected to his work for a pro-Russia political party in Ukraine.

The president has also not said whether he may pardon Roger StoneRoger Jason StoneJudge finds Stone violated gag order, blocks him from using social media Counterprotesters outnumber far-right extremists at DC rally Judge orders Roger Stone to file rebuttal to allegation he violated gag order MORE, his on-again, off-again political adviser who was indicted for obstruction, witness tampering and making false statements about his contact with WikiLeaks about emails that were stolen from top Democrats during the 2016 campaign.

Earlier Monday, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters there is “no discussion I’m aware of on any pardons at this point.”

Trump’s legal advisers urged him not to pardon any Mueller targets while the investigation was ongoing out of concern it would fuel the notion he was trying to obstruct the probe.

Mueller ended his investigation without determining whether Trump committed obstruction, according to Attorney General William Barr. Barr added that he and Deputy Attorney General Rod RosensteinRod RosensteinFeds will not charge officer who killed Eric Garner The Hill's Morning Report — Trump retreats on census citizenship question Judiciary issues blitz of subpoenas for Kushner, Sessions, Trump associates MORE decided not to bring obstruction charges against Trump due to lack of definitive proof.

--Updated at 1:21 p.m.