Rudy Giuliani denied having a conversation with President Trump about a pardon.
The former New York City mayor, who is heading up Trump’s legal team in the effort to contest the results of the 2020 election, reacted to a New York Times report on Tuesday that cited sources saying Giuliani and Trump discussed the possibility of a pardon last week.
“#FakeNews NYT lies again,” Giuliani said in a tweet. “Never had the discussion they falsely attribute to an anonymous source. Hard to keep up with all their lies.”
The report said its sources were “told of the discussion” and noted that it was unclear who initiated the conversation. Christianne Allen, Giuliani’s spokeswoman, told the outlet that her boss “cannot comment on any discussions that he has with his client.”
It is not clear what Giuliani could be prosecuted for, although last year it was reported that federal prosecutors were investigating his business dealings in Ukraine, which was at the center of the impeachment fight.
“He’s not concerned about this investigation, because he didn’t do anything wrong and that’s been our position from Day 1,” Giuliani’s lawyer, Robert Costello, told the outlet.
Less than two months before Inauguration Day, Trump pardoned retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, his first national security adviser who was fighting to get his case involving a guilty plea to lying to FBI agents dismissed.