- The Washington Times - Friday, February 8, 2019

Acting Attorney General Matthew G. Whitaker said Friday that he has not discussed potential pardons for former Trump associates who have been either charged or convicted in special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe.

Rep. Eric Swalwell, California Democrat, asked Mr. Whitaker if the Justice Department has discussed pardons for Paul Manfort, Roger Stone, Michael Flynn or Michael Cohen.

“Congressman, as I’ve been acting attorney general, I have not been involved in any discussions of any pardon, even and including the ones you’re discussing,” Mr. Whitaker responded.

Manafort, Flynn and Cohen have all pleaded guilty to charges brought by prosecutors with the special counsel office. Roger Stone has also been charged but pleaded not guilty.

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