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Rudy Giuliani has discussed the possibility with President TrumpDonald John TrumpGeraldo Rivera on Trump sowing election result doubts: 'Enough is enough now' Murkowski: Trump should concede White House race Scott Atlas resigns as coronavirus adviser to Trump MORE that Giuliani could receive a presidential pardon, according to a report in The New York Times.
The Times reported Tuesday that the two men had the pardon discussion as recently as last week, though the newspaper said it is not clear who first raised the matter. It reported the two discussed the possibility of Trump preemptively pardoning Giuliani, who has not been charged with any crimes.
Shortly after the report was published, Giuliani fiercely denied that such a discussion took place, stating on Twitter that the Times is lying and that he "never had the discussion [that] they falsely attribute to an anonymous source."
"Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiArizona certifies Biden's victory over Trump Krebs says allegations of foreign interference in 2020 election 'farcical' Trump campaign loses appeal over Pennsylvania race MORE has responded that this report is false and such a conversation never happened. That should clarify the situation. It is just another false attack," Giuliani attorney Robert Costello told The Hill, in response to a request for comment.
The Times report, authored by two senior and well-respected reporters, Maggie HabermanMaggie Lindsy HabermanThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by the UAE Embassy in Washington, DC - Trump OKs transition; Biden taps Treasury, State experience Maggie Haberman to pen book about Trump's life and legacy Pence to spend time in Florida as Trump refuses to concede MORE and Michael S. Schmidt, comes as talk of pardons rises in Trump's orbit.
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