Pat Robertson Urges Trump To Pardon Everyone, Then Shut Down Mueller Probe

TelevangelistPat Robertsonwants PresidentDonald Trumpto issue pardons to everyone involved in theRussiascandal and then “shut down” the investigation being led by former FBI Director Robert Mueller

He has every right to shut Mueller downand say, ‘You’ve gone as far as you need to, and I have instructed my Justice Department to close you down,’” he said Monday on “The 700 Club,” which airs on ABC’s Freeform cable network.

The right-wing TV preacher said: 

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

Robertson’s comments, posted online by Right Wing Watch, came after the first indictments in the investigation were announced Monday. 

Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and Manafort’s onetime business associate Rick Gatespleaded not guilty to multiple charges in federal court. Separately, former campaign adviser George Papadopoulospleaded guilty to lying to FBI agents in connection with the investigation. 

See Robertson’s full comments above.

This article originally appeared on HuffPost.