Trump: I don't want to talk about pardons now

President TrumpDonald John Trump Former US ambassador: 'Denmark is not a big fan of Donald Trump and his politics' Senate Democrats push for arms control language in defense policy bill Detroit county sheriff endorses Booker for president MORE said Wednesday that he did not want to talk about pardons, when pressed by Fox News's Sean Hannity.

"I don’t want to talk about pardons now but I can say it’s so sad on so many levels," he said when pressed by Hannity over whether he was considering a pardon for former national security adviser Michael Flynn or former Trump campaign adviser George PapadopoulosGeorge Demetrios Papadopoulos10 declassified Russia collusion revelations that could rock Washington this fall Flynn, Papadopoulos to speak at event preparing 'social media warriors' for 'digital civil war' Judge dismisses DNC lawsuit against Trump campaign, Russia over election interference MORE

"Many many people were hurt, incredibly hurt, by this whole scam," he said, referencing special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerMueller report fades from political conversation Trump calls for probe of Obama book deal Democrats express private disappointment with Mueller testimony MORE's investigation into Russian election interference and possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.


Trump's comments came days after Mueller submitted the conclusions of his 22-month investigation to the Justice Department. 

In a four-page memo presented to Congress on Sunday, Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrProsecutors are mainly to blame for the criminal justice crisis The Hill's Morning Report - Trump hews to NRA on guns and eyes lower taxes 10 declassified Russia collusion revelations that could rock Washington this fall MORE said Mueller's probe did not find sufficient evidence to conclude the Trump campaign had coordinated with Russia. Mueller's report, he said, did not exonerate Trump.

During his investigation, Mueller brought criminal charges against a total of 34 people, including six former Trump associates and advisers.

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