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Trump’s lawyer says pardons for former aides ‘not on the table’

WASHINGTON — A personal lawyer for President Donald Trump says the president is not planning to fire Robert Mueller, the special counsel in the Russia probe. And, Jay Sekulow says, pardons for his former campaign aides facing federal charges “are not on the table.”

Sekulow’s comments to ABC’s “Good Morning America” come a day after a former Trump aide admitted lying to the FBI about meeting with Russian intermediaries and former campaign chairman Paul Manafort pleaded not guilty to money laundering and conspiracy charges.

Sekulow says: “The president has not indicated to me or to anyone else that I work with that he has any intent on terminating Robert Mueller.”

On pardons, Sekulow says: “I have not had a conversation with the president regarding pardons. And pardons are not on the table.”

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