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

President TrumpDonald TrumpFormer New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver dead at 77 Biden, Democrats losing ground with independent and suburban voters: poll Bipartisan Senate group discusses changes to election law MORE has discussed possibly pardoning his three eldest children and adviser Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerDonald Trump slams Jan. 6 panel after Ivanka Trump interview request: 'They'll go after children' Kushner investment firm raises more than B: report Trump: Netanyahu 'never wanted peace' with Palestinians 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 GiulianiAre the legal walls closing in on Donald Trump? Jan. 6 probe roils Cheney race in Wyoming Over 3,000 of Giuliani's communications released to prosecutors following FBI seizure 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 TrumpAre the legal walls closing in on Donald Trump? Jan. 6 probe roils Cheney race in Wyoming Donald Trump slams Jan. 6 panel after Ivanka Trump interview request: 'They'll go after children' MORE, Ivanka TrumpIvanka TrumpAre the legal walls closing in on Donald Trump? WATCH: Weekend stories you might have missed Jan. 6 probe roils Cheney race in Wyoming MORE and her husband, Kushner, out of concern that President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenFox News reporter says Biden called him after 'son of a b----' remark Peloton responds after another TV character has a heart attack on one of its bikes Defense & National Security — Pentagon puts 8,500 troops on high alert 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) MuellerAn unquestioning press promotes Rep. Adam Schiff's book based on Russia fiction Senate Democrats urge Garland not to fight court order to release Trump obstruction memo Why a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG MORE’s probe into the campaign’s contacts with Russia to get information on Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonPoll: Trump leads 2024 Republican field with DeSantis in distant second The politics of 'mind control' No Hillary — the 'Third Way' is the wrong way 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 YovanovitchGiuliani hires attorneys who defended Harvey Weinstein The 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 MORE.

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

Fox News host Sean HannitySean Patrick HannityFox News reporter says Biden called him after 'son of a b----' remark Poll: Trump leads 2024 Republican field with DeSantis in distant second Are the legal walls closing in on Donald Trump? 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.