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Trump has discussed possible pardons for three eldest children, Kushner: report

President TrumpDonald TrumpKinzinger, Gaetz get in back-and-forth on Twitter over Cheney vote READ: Liz Cheney's speech on the House floor Cheney in defiant floor speech: Trump on 'crusade to undermine our democracy' MORE has discussed possibly pardoning his three eldest children and adviser Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerNew Kushner group aims to promote relations between Arab states, Israel Republicans request documents on Kerry's security clearance process Iran moves closer to a diplomatic breakthrough that may upset Israel MORE before he leaves the presidency, The New York Times reported Tuesday.

Two people briefed on the matter told the Times that the president has talked to his advisers about potentially giving his children, his son-in-law and his personal lawyer Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiThe FBI should turn off the FARA faucet Michael Cohen on Giuliani's legal fees: He won't get 'two cents' from Trump Lawyer for accused Capitol rioter says client had 'Foxitis,' 'Foxmania' MORE preemptive pardons. 

The Times had reported earlier Tuesday that Giuliani had discussed a possible pardon with the president as recently as last week. 

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But the newspaper said Trump had also looked into pardoning Donald Trump Jr., Eric TrumpEric TrumpThe Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Biden convenes world leaders for Earth Day The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Chauvin conviction puts renewed focus on police reform Lara Trump is wild card in North Carolina Senate race MORE, Ivanka TrumpIvanka TrumpMelinda Gates tapped divorce lawyers in 2019 after Epstein links to husband: report The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Emergent BioSolutions - Facebook upholds Trump ban; GOP leaders back Stefanik to replace Cheney Ivanka Trump doubles down on vaccine push with post celebrating second shot MORE and her husband, Kushner, out of concern that President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenKinzinger, Gaetz get in back-and-forth on Twitter over Cheney vote Cheney in defiant floor speech: Trump on 'crusade to undermine our democracy' US officials testify on domestic terrorism in wake of Capitol attack MORE’s Justice Department would investigate his family. 

The White House did not immediately provide a comment. 

The president’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., was investigated during former special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerWhy a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel CNN's Toobin warns McCabe is in 'perilous condition' with emboldened Trump MORE’s probe into the campaign’s contacts with Russia to get information on Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonSchumer: 'The big lie is spreading like a cancer' among GOP America departs Afghanistan as China arrives Young, diverse voters fueled Biden victory over Trump MORE ahead of the 2016 election. But Trump Jr. was not interviewed by Mueller’s office or charged. 

Trump’s son-in-law gave false information to federal authorities about his foreign contacts when they investigated him for his security clearance, which the president authorized anyway. Giving inaccurate or incomplete information during background checks for security clearances is a federal crime. 

The Times notes that “the nature of Mr. Trump’s concern about any potential criminal exposure of Eric Trump or Ivanka Trump is unclear,” adding that the Manhattan district attorney is looking into the Trump Organization’s alleged tax violations. 

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The reasoning for a pardon for Giuliani was also described as “unclear,” although federal prosecutors in Manhattan are investigating his business dealings with Ukraine and whether he was connected to the removal of former Ambassador to Ukraine Marie YovanovitchMarie YovanovitchThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Emergent BioSolutions - Facebook upholds Trump ban; GOP leaders back Stefanik to replace Cheney Former Ukrainian prosecutor says he was fired for not investigating Hunter Biden: report DOJ asks for outside lawyer to review Giuliani evidence MORE.

ABC News reported earlier Tuesday that the president was looking into pardoning family members. 

Fox News host Sean HannitySean Patrick HannityJenner says she didn't vote in 2020: 'I just couldn't get excited about it' White House says Biden won't 'underestimate Trump' if he runs in 2024 McConnell safe in power, despite Trump's wrath MORE said on Monday that he thinks Trump should pardon himself and his family members to avoid prosecution from a Biden Justice Department.

Hannity’s suggestion came after Andrew Weissmann, a deputy to Mueller, wrote an op-ed encouraging Biden’s attorney general to investigate and prosecute Trump.  

The president also pardoned his former national security adviser Michael Flynn last week after he pleaded guilty to lying to federal authorities during Mueller’s investigation.