Rudolph W. Giuliani, President Trump’s lawyer who has led the most extensive efforts to damage his client’s political rivals and undermine the election results, discussed with the president as recently as last week the possibility of receiving a pre-emptive pardon before Mr. Trump leaves office, according to two people told of the discussion.
The men have also talked previously about a pardon for Mr. Giuliani, according to the people.
Mr. Trump has not indicated what he will do, one of the people said.
Mr. Giuliani did not respond to a message seeking comment.
Christianne Allen, his spokeswoman, said, “Mayor Giuliani cannot comment on any discussions that he has with his client.”
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