Grace would be preemptive for either of them or the president himself, as none of them had been convicted of a crime. But they all faced various legal challenges, and at least one, Giuliani, was recently under federal criminal investigation.
Giuliani refused to discuss his own grace with Trump.
Prosecutors have suggested in court submissions that the investigation could examine whether Trump and his company continued to engage in insurance fraud, criminal tax fraud, and falsification of business records.
Another possible case Trump faces is a possible resurgence of a federal investigation that prosecutors at the U.S. law firm in Manhattan have instructed Michael Cohen’s former attorney to violate the campaign finance law by paying silent money to women who previously matters were raised by Trump during the 2016 election term. (Trump denied having an affair with them.)
In the case against Cohen, prosecutors called the president “Individual 1” in the indictment, but he did not persecute Trump himself for the Department of Justice’s Legal Advisory Bureau’s view that the incumbent president could not be prosecuted.
However, the Biden government’s Department of Justice may decide to reconsider Trump’s role after he resigns.
Kushner also attended the meeting, along with Paul Manafort, former Trump campaign chairman. Manafort was convicted of federal crimes but did not cooperate with the Mueller investigation. He is serving a seven-year prison sentence. CNN reported that it is among the names Trump is considering for pardon.
Ivanka Trump did not appear in any federal investigation, but her name recently came up as part of the Grand Jury in Manhattan.
The attorney general sued the committee and the Trump Organization earlier this year, claiming the committee wasted more than $ 1 million by “grossly overpaid” for the event space at the Trump Hotel in Washington. Ivanka Trump was warned by one of the organizers, Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, of the costs, according to the lawsuit. Ivanka was not named a defendant.
Eric Trump was sworn in as part of a civil investigation by the New York State Attorney’s Office into whether the Trump Organization had deceived tax authorities or creditors by inflating the value of certain assets.
Ivanka Trump’s husband, Kushner, conducted an investigation into false information about his foreign relations when applying for a security clearance, but President Trump did issue it.
As for Giuliani, federal prosecutors at the U.S. law firm of Manhattan, along with businessmen Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, have been investigating efforts since the beginning of last year to oust then U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch and investigate the country into Trump’s democratic rival, Joe , Hunterbe.
However, in September, prosecutors launched further indictments against Giuliani’s associates, which removed the reference in the original indictment to Jovanovic’s dismissal, so it is unclear whether this element of the probe is still active.