Sanders: 'No discussion' of pardoning former Trump aides

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Monday that there are no discussions about pardoning former aides of President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump cites tax cuts over judges as having biggest impact of his presidency Trump cites tax cuts over judges as having biggest impact of his presidency Ocasio-Cortez claps back at Trump after he cites her in tweet rejecting impeachment MORE following the conclusion of 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 investigation. 

Asked about former Trump campaign chairman Paul ManafortPaul John ManafortNew York activists go on hunger strike to advocate for ending solitary confinement New York activists go on hunger strike to advocate for ending solitary confinement House panel subpoenas Flynn, Gates MORE by ABC News, Sanders said there's “no discussion I’m aware of on any pardons at this point."

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Former Trump aides and associates who pleaded guilty or were convicted in connection with the special counsel's investigation include former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI, and Manafort, who was convicted of tax fraud, bank fraud, conspiracy and failure to disclose a hidden foreign bank account.

Trump’s former personal attorney, Michael CohenMichael Dean CohenThe Hill's Morning Report - Trump and House Democrats resume battle The Hill's Morning Report - Trump and House Democrats resume battle House Oversight votes to hold Barr, Ross in contempt MORE, also pleaded guilty to eight federal counts last year. A lawyer who was in touch with Cohen in spring 2018 told CNN earlier this month that Cohen asked him to bring up the prospect of a pardon to Rudy Giuliani, Trump's attorney. 

Earlier this month, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffSchiff: Intelligence agencies focused on Russian interference 'even if the president isn't' Schiff: Intelligence agencies focused on Russian interference 'even if the president isn't' Schiff: Bolton, Pompeo undercutting Trump's attempts to stay out of war MORE (D-Calif.) expressed concerns about the prospect of the Trump administration dangling pardons to witnesses tied to either the Mueller investigation or the one by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York, which is probing payments made to two women who say they had affairs with Trump. 

A Hill-HarrisX poll found that 76 percent of respondents opposed Trump pardoning former campaign aides.

Mueller late Friday submitted his final report to Attorney General William Barr, who provided Congress with a summary of its findings on Sunday. Barr wrote that Mueller's team found no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, but could not exonerate Trump on the issue of obstruction of justice. Barr said he and a top aide decided not to charge Trump with that crime.