It is uncertain when the White House knew of this investigation at the moment.
During the last months of President Donald Trump's government, Republican Rep. Matt Gaetz requested the White House to get a blanket presidential pardon -- a petition which was finally not allowed, according to sources knowledgeable about the issue.
Gaetz's searching of a preemptive pardon for offenses which could have been perpetrated was reported from the New York Times.
Trump was conscious of Gaetz's petition, but the thought was quickly ignored within the White House, sources told ABC News.
The analysis targeting Gaetz was established a year ago when Trump was president, sources knowledgeable about the issue have told ABC News. It is not clear if the White House or even Gaetz were conscious of this continuing investigation at the moment.
"A blanket pardon will be outstanding," said Waldman. "A blanket pardon to some part of Congress under evaluation would have been more outstanding. It's an open question if or not a president may provide a blanket pardon beforehand, as it amounts to an invitation to proceed and break the law"
Gaetz previously lent his support Trump's presidential pardons, emerging on Laura Ingraham's Fox News series on Nov. 24 to announce that Trump must"pardon Michael Flynnhe must pardon the Thanksgiving turkey, he must pardon everybody from himself into his government officers to Joe Exotic if he must."
"Since you see in the revolutionary left a bloodlust which will simply be quenched when they come after the men and women who worked so tough to revive the Trump administration together with all the coverages and the energy and the potency that delivered to the American people," Gaetz said. "Therefore I think the president needs to wield that pardon energy efficiently and robustly."