Former Trump campaign adviser Michael Caputo Wednesday evening urged the president to pardon General Flynn, George Papadopoulos, and Roger Stone — on Twitter — saying that it would “blow some minds.”
Caputo told Fox News host Tucker Carlson that he felt “vindicated” now that the Mueller report has concluded that there was no collusion. But he noted that he was still dealing with the aftereffects of being swept up in the investigation.
“I spent Tuesday at the police station in my little village in Western New York pressing charges against someone for threatening me on Facebook,” the political strategist told Carlson.
He posted the threat — one of the hundreds he’s received in the past two years — on Facebook Tuesday:
Caputo said that he was pretty sure that the rest of the Trump campaign advisers who were caught up in the Mueller probe were “suffering the same slings and arrows.”
“We may have been vindicated by the Mueller investigation, but I don’t know where we’re going to get our reputations back,” he said.
Caputo told Carlson that he was eager to get back to work now that his name has been cleared, as well as to help the Senate in its investigation into the collusion hoax. He also said that he would like “to inspire some significant change in the special counsel law… so people don’t go through this again.”
Just before the segment ended, Caputo added: “I just want to say one thing, Tucker. Pardon General Flynn, pardon George Papadopoulos, and pardon Roger Stone right now, Mr. President.”
Tucker said he agreed 100 percent. “Don’t wait until after the election,” he said. “Do it now, they deserve it.”
“Do it right now!” Caputo repeated. “Do it right now on Twitter!”
“I agree!” Carlson laughed.
“That would blow some minds, wouldn’t it?” Caputo quipped.
During an interview with Sean Hannity in the next hour, President Trump — without ruling anything out — said it was too early for him to think about pardons.