Rudy Giuliani has vehemently denied a report that he spoke with President Donald Trump about receiving a “preemptive pardon” before Jan. 20, calling it “not true at all.”
The New York Times on Tuesday morning reported that the former New York City mayor and current Trump attorney discussed “the possibility of receiving a preemptive pardon” from the president, citing two sources “told of the discussion.”
Giuliani took to Twitter to deny the report soon after it was published.
“#FakeNews NYT lies again. Never had the discussion they falsely attribute to an anonymous source,” he wrote. “Hard to keep up with all their lies.”
In a text message he sent to a Daily News reporter, meanwhile, Giuliani said the report was “not true at all.”
One of the Times’ sources told the outlet Giuliani and Trump have discussed a possible presidential pardon on more than one occasion.
Giuliani has come under investigation for his business activities in Ukraine, but his “potential criminal exposure is unclear,” the Times noted.