Rudolph W. Giuliani, an attorney for President Trump, said Sunday that he has counseled the president against granting a pardon to his longtime fixer Michael Cohen, at least for now.
“I have advised the president, which he understands: no discussion of pardons,” Giuliani said in an appearance on ABC News’s “This Week.” But he seemed not to rule out that the president might change his mind.
“You can’t abridge your power to do it. That’s something you can decide down the road, one way or the other,” Giuliani said.
Cohen, who is Trump’s former attorney and who once famously said that he was prepared to “take a bullet” and “do anything” to protect him, is under intensifying scrutiny from federal prosecutors in Manhattan. They are investigating his business practices, as is the team led by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, who is investigating matters connected to…