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Tucker Carlson: Flynn, Papadopoulos, Stone deserve pardons ‘now’

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Fox News host Tucker Carlson said Wednesday that President Trump should “immediately” pardon several of his former associates now that special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation is over.

Carlson, a strong supporter of the president, said former national security adviser Michael Flynn, former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos and longtime Trump adviser Roger stone should be pardoned. He made the comments while speaking with ex-Trump campaign aide Michael Caputo on “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”

{mosads}”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 Barr 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 Rosenstein 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.

Tags Donald Trump George Papadopoulos presidential pardon Robert Mueller Rod Rosenstein Roger Stone Special Counsel investigation William Barr

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