Televangelist Pat Robertson called on President Donald Trump to immediately fire special counsel Robert Mueller and issue a blanket “pardon to everyone who is involved in this thing” in response to news that former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort had been indicted by Mueller as part of his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

On “The 700 Club” this morning, Robertson claimed that Mueller’s probe has been “tainted” by the fact that the Clinton campaign and DNC reportedly helped to fund an opposition research dossier during the campaign that alleged connections between the Trump campaign and Russia.

“Manafort is an easy target, if I can use that term,” said Robertson.

Trump “can grant a pardon to everybody involved in this thing if he wants to,” he added. “This whole thing has got to be shut down … He has every right to shut Mueller down and say, ‘You have gone as far as you need to and I have instructed my Justice Department to close you down.’”

“He can grant a blanket pardon for everybody involved in everything and say, ‘I pardon them all, it’s all over, case closed,’” Robertson continued. “I think that is what he needs to do … He’s got to shut this thing down, he’s just got to.”


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