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Jay Sekulow: Pardons in Russia Investigation 'Not on the Table'

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By    |   Friday, 21 Jul 2017 08:13 AM

President Donald Trump's legal team has not been discussing pardons regarding special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, Jay Sekulow, one of the president's attorneys, said Friday. 

"Pardons are not being discussed and are not on the table," Sekulow told CBS News' Major Garrett. 

Sekulow's comment is a denial of a Thursday Washington Post report that Trump's legal team had been having those discussions, according to the CBS report.

The Post report said Trump asked his advisers "about his power to pardon aides, family members and even himself in connection with the probe."

One adviser said the president was looking to understand the scope of his ability to issue pardons. "This is not in the context of, 'I can't wait to pardon myself,'" the adviser said in The Post report.

CNN reported Trump's personal lawyer, Marc Kasowitz, has exited the president's legal team in a reshuffling, and legal team spokesman Mark Corallo resigned.

Sekulow and attorney John Dowd will now be the president's personal attorneys in the investigation, with Dowd as lead, according to CNN. 

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President Donald Trump's legal team has not been discussing pardons regarding special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, Jay Sekulow, one of the president's attorneys, said Friday.
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