Tucker Carlson: Flynn, Papadopoulos, Stone deserve pardons 'now'

Fox News host Tucker Carlson said Wednesday that President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump defends Stephanopolous interview Trump defends Stephanopolous interview Buttigieg on offers of foreign intel: 'Just call the FBI' MORE should "immediately" pardon several of his former associates now that special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerKamala Harris says her Justice Dept would have 'no choice' but to prosecute Trump for obstruction 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 Russia investigation is over.

Carlson, a strong supporter of the president, said former national security adviser Michael Flynn, former Trump campaign adviser George PapadopoulosGeorge Demetrios PapadopoulosInquiry into origins of Russia investigation is a scam Trump accuses Democrats of crime amid rising calls for impeachment Comey: Trump peddling 'dumb lies' MORE and longtime Trump adviser Roger StoneRoger Jason StoneHouse panel subpoenas Flynn, Gates House panel subpoenas Flynn, Gates Court orders release of sealed documents in mysterious Mueller grand jury case MORE should be pardoned. He made the comments while speaking with ex-Trump campaign aide Michael Caputo on "Tucker Carlson Tonight."


"Pardon Gen. Flynn, pardon George Papadopoulos and pardon Roger Stone right now, Mr. president,” Caputo said.

"Immediately," Carlson added. "I couldn’t agree with you more. Don’t wait until after the election, they deserve it now."

"Do it right now on Twitter," Caputo said.

"I agree," Carlson replied.

Attorney General William BarrWilliam Pelham BarrTrump's Justice Department should change its tune on antitrust policy Schiff blasts DOJ over memo on withholding Trump tax returns Trump remarks deepen distrust with intelligence community MORE wrote in a letter to Congress this week that Mueller did not uncover evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

Flynn, Papadopoulos and Stone were some of Trump's associates who were charged in connection with Mueller's expansive probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow.

Flynn and Papadopoulos both pleaded guilty to lying to investigators. Stone was indicted on charges of obstruction of a congressional inquiry, witness tampering and five counts of making false statements to Congress earlier this year. He has pleaded not guilty to the charges and is awaiting trial.

Trump said on Fox News Wednesday night he was not interested in discussing pardons. But he added that "many, many people were hurt, incredibly hurt, by this whole scam."

Barr's four-page letter to Congress added that Mueller did not reach a conclusion regarding alleged obstruction of justice by the president. Barr and Deputy Attorney General Rod RosensteinRod RosensteinGOP group urges Republicans to speak out on obstruction claims against Trump in new ad GOP group urges Republicans to speak out on obstruction claims against Trump in new ad Judiciary Democrats announce series of hearings on Mueller report MORE decided Mueller did not provide sufficient evidence of obstruction of justice to pursue it.

The letter states that Mueller's investigation does not exonerate Trump of obstruction of justice.

Papadopoulos told Reuters earlier this week that his lawyers already applied for a pardon.