If anyone was wondering why Rudy Giuliani has argued so voraciously on Donald Trump’s behalf regarding the results of the 2020 presidential election, perhaps this is why.
The New York Times reports Giuliani has broached the idea of a “pre-emptive pardon” with Trump before the Donald leaves office.
From the Times:
It was not clear who raised the topic. The men had also talked previously about a pardon for Mr. Giuliani, according to the people. Mr. Trump has not indicated what he will do, one of the people said.
Mr. Giuliani’s potential criminal exposure is unclear. He was under investigation as recently as this summer by federal prosecutors in Manhattan for his business dealings in Ukraine and his role in ousting the American ambassador there, a plot that was at the heart of the impeachment of Mr. Trump.
Giuliani clapped back at the idea that he’s asked for a pardon on Twitter after the Times posted its report.
#FakeNews NYT lies again. Never had the discussion they falsely attribute to an anonymous source. Hard to keep up with all their lies.
— Rudy W. Giuliani (@RudyGiuliani) December 1, 2020
Two sources, my dude, since you didn’t read/comprehend the article.
“according to two people *told* of the discussion.”
So either you or Trump told 2 people about the conversation. If it didn’t happen then one or both of you were most likely lying.
— David Badash (@davidbadash) December 1, 2020
Trump associates are making appeals to Trump in hopes of obtaining pardons before he leaves office, we’ve confirmed. Those associates include Giuliani, we’re told. Source familiar with the matter said the pardons being sought are “blanket” as associates fear incoming Biden admin.
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) December 1, 2020