Judicial Watch’s Tom Fitton says "A pardon may be warranted" for Paul Manafort whether he "did anything wrong or not"
Fitton: “I don’t know whether Manafort did anything wrong or not, but I don’t trust Mueller to figure it out”
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From the June 8 edition of Fox Business' Lou Dobbs Tonight:
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LOU DOBBS (HOST): Our first guest tonight says the Manafort indictment is overkill, another example of Mueller abusing his power, and an investigation that's become disastrous. Joining us tonight, Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. Tom, good to have you with us.
I mean, how many -- I mean, Manafort's going to set some sort of record as the most indicted man in political history. What in the world is -- what is gained by the special counsel adding to these charges and making these extraordinary charges that have really nothing to do with the Trump campaign, they have nothing to do even with the modern era in American politics?
TOM FITTON: If I were the president, I would look at this investigation as something requiring a pardon analysis because I don't know whether Manafort did anything wrong or not, but I don't trust Mueller to figure it out. And I know that if he did anything wrong or not, he would never have been indicted but for his relationship with then-candidate Trump. So, if -- in those circumstances a pardon may be warranted.