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

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTeachers union launches 0K ad buy calling for education funding in relief bill FDA head pledges 'we will not cut corners' on coronavirus vaccine Let our values drive COVID-19 liability protection 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 PapadopoulosTrump says he would consider pardons for those implicated in Mueller investigation New FBI document confirms the Trump campaign was investigated without justification Republicans plow ahead with Russia origins probe MORE

"Many many people were hurt, incredibly hurt, by this whole scam," he said, referencing special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerCNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump CNN anchor rips Trump over Stone while evoking Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting The Hill's 12:30 Report: New Hampshire fallout 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 BarrBill BarrWillie Brown: Kamala Harris should 'politely decline' any offer to be Biden's running mate Barr: The left 'believes in tearing down the system' The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Negotiators signal relief bill stuck, not dead 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.

Five people close to the president pleaded guilty, including Flynn, Papadopoulos, Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul ManafortPaul John ManafortTrump says he would consider pardons for those implicated in Mueller investigation Graham releases newly declassified documents on Russia probe The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Argentum - Mask mandates, restrictions issued as COVID-19 spreads MORE, former deputy campaign manager Rick Gates, former national security adviser Michael Flynn and former personal attorney Michael CohenMichael Dean CohenThe Hill's 12:30 Report: White House, Dems debate coronavirus relief package Michael Cohen offered job as political consultant, lawyer says On The Money: Democratic leaders report 'some progress' in stimulus talks | Prosecutors hint at probe into 'possibly extensive and protracted criminal conduct at the Trump Organization' MORE.