Rudy Giuliani Denies Seeking Pardon from Trump Before He Leaves White House

President Donald Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani denied reports that he had sought a pardon from the commander-in-chief ahead of his scheduled exit from the White House in January next year.

After appearing at a Michigan hearing on supposed voter fraud in the state, Giuliani was asked to comment on the claims that he wanted to be pardoned by Trump before he left office in the new year.

"Mr. Giuliani, what is your response to claims that you're seeking a pardon?" the WWMT News reporter Rachel Louise Just asked the president's personal attorney. Giuliani replied that he was not seeking a pardon and laughed off the question.

But, The New York Times reported on Wednesday that the president had consulted advisers on whether or not he should pardon Giuliani, along with his children and son-in-law, while he still held the power of the presidency.

WATCH: I asked Giuliani if he’s seeking a pardon from Trump, as new reports say he is.

His response? “I’m not.” pic.twitter.com/QgCnpsEONU

— Rachel Louise Just (@RLJnews) December 3, 2020

According to the newspaper, Trump sought the counsel of his advisers over fear that President-elect Joe Biden's Department of Justice would open cases against his children and the former New York City mayor on entering office in mid-January.

CNN also reported on Wednesday that Giuliani was among a number of associates who had approached Trump asking to be pardoned before he leaves office, citing a source familiar with the talks.

Appearing at a press conference yesterday, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany was asked point blank whether or not the president had considered pardoning his children or Giuliani before his exit from the Oval Office.

"I've heard no mention of any pardons in any conversations I've had in the White House other than the pardon of Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, a three-star general, who I've discussed from this podium before, who had his life ruined," she replied.

Addressing claims that a federal investigation into an alleged "bribery for pardon" scheme, the press secretary later added that nobody in the administration had been questioned by federal officials.

The "bribery for pardon" probe was revealed after the District Court in Washington, D.C. partially unsealed a court filing related to the search of an unidentified office. According to the largely redacted document, one unknown person offered "a substantial political contribution" in exchange for a pardon.

Posting on social media on Wednesday after the document was unsealed, Trump said: "Pardon investigation is Fake News!"

Rudy Giuliani Michigan Hearing
President Donald Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani speaks during an appearance before the Michigan House Oversight Committee on December 2, 2020 in Lansing, Michigan. Giuliani denies seeking pardon from Trump before he exits the White House in January. Rey Del Rio/Getty Images