"General Michael Flynn, the 33 year war hero who has served with distinction... has retained a GREAT LAWYER," Trump tweeted.
Representative Tulsi Gabbard, a Democratic presidential candidate, said the WiliLeaks founder Julian Assange and national security whistleblower Edward Snowden should not be prosecuted for disclosing information.
"Do it right now. Do it right now on Twitter!" Fox News guest Michael Caputo said.
Former CIA Director John Brennan has no doubt Trump will pardon Paul Manafort, the only question is "when."
"I imagine that Chairman Cummings will end up referring him" to the Justice Department for alleged perjury, Hill said.
"He's exposed to more than 20 years in jail," Fox News Judge Andrew Napolitano said.
"We shouldn't be punishing people for something that is no longer illegal in Washington state," Inslee tweeted.
Florida Representative Matt Gaetz told The Hill he was "far more troubled by the fact that [Flynn] seems to be in legal jeopardy so that there can be leverage built against the president."
Trump's refusal to take a pardon off the table came after special counsel Robert Mueller filed new charges Monday night that alleged Manafort had repeatedly lied to federal investigators, which breached his plea deal.
Legal analysts questioned the unusual arrangement between President Donald Trump's legal team and lawyers for Paul Manafort and said it could have serious consequences for those involved.
The president traditionally pardons the turkey in the Rose Garden.
Michigan Governor-elect Gretchen Whitmer said she would begin "taking some action" on the issue early next year.
Overall, a mere 17 percent of American voters said they would approve of Trump pardoning Paul Manafort.
"I never had a hero in my life until several months ago when I woke up after 75 years and I found my hero," Arpaio said, revealing it is Trump.
"Mr. Cohen is not interested in being dirtied by a pardon from such a man," Cohen's lawyer, Lanny Davis, said, referring to President Donald Trump.
Donald Trump's former fixer and attorney Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to campaign finance violations, tax evasion and bank fraud, and former campaign manager Paul Manafort was convicted on eight counts of tax fraud, bank fraud and not disclosing a foreign bank account.
"Whether Republicans would act on that, I don't think they would."
President Donald Trump admitted on Twitter that a meeting his eldest son took with a Kremlin-connected lawyer was to get "information" on Hillary Clinton.
The documentary poster features the tagline "Can We Save America a Second Time?" and shows a meshed photo of both Abraham Lincoln and Trump's faces.
"When this whole thing is over, things might get cleaned up with some presidential pardons," Giuliani said.
Republican operative Roger Stone wrote to Trump a year ago requesting a posthumous pardon for Garvey.
Muhammad Ali has already had his conviction overturned.