The source, familiar with the conversation, told CNN that some presidential advisers believe it would be good for Trump to forgive his family members and others who have committed atrocities, even if they have not been charged with any crime.
Some presidential advisers believe Mr. Trump can justify his own legitimacy – a controversial assertion by some legal experts.
Sources close to the White House point to the pardon case of President Gerald Ford of President Richard Nixon, who resigned during the Watergate corruption scandal. Nixon was not charged with a felony when he was pardoned.
The president also spoke to forgiveness advisers to many close to him, including children and son-in-law, White House adviser Jared Kushner.
The amnesty list includes others close to the president and may have legal risks but have not been charged.
Donald Trump Jr., the president’s son, is being questioned by Special Adviser Robert Mueller for his contacts with the Russians, but has never been charged. And Mr. Kushner gave false information about his foreign contacts at the time of his security clearance, but Trump issued him another half.
It is also unclear what potential criminal revelations Giuliani or other colleagues are trying to prepare. But a source close to the talks described what friends and allies of the president see as hostility from the Biden administration’s entry into the Trump administration.
Giuliani declined to discuss the necessary amnesty.
The president told his advisers that he thought he and his family had been unfairly targeted and that he was concerned that legal proceedings could continue under the Biden Department of Justice.
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said Wednesday afternoon she was unaware of the reported talks between Trump and his’s advisers on pardon.
Flynn’s pardon is Trump’s second act in connection with the trial of a presidential adviser. Earlier this summer, Mr. Trump condemned Stone’s sentence.
CNN’s Maegan Vazquez, Pamela Brown, Ali Main and Michael Warren contributed to the report.