Sanders: No pardons under discussion

Posted at 5:35 PM, Mar 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-28 17:35:44-04

(CNN) – A new report alleges President Donald Trump’s former lawyer looked into pardons for two men who worked for the president.

The New York Times reported Wednesday that John Dowd, Trump’s former lawyer, spoke with lawyers for former national security adviser Michael Flynn and former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort last year.

Dowd reportedly told them the president might issue pardons for both of them.

The alleged conversations happened as special counsel Robert Mueller was building cases against Flynn and Manafort as part of his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

The Times report raises questions about whether Dowd was offering pardons to influence their actions in the investigation.

Dowd resigned from the president’s legal team earlier this month.

He, the White House, and the president’s current lawyer deny allegations in the report.

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