The necessary legal paperwork is in place for President Donald Trump to pardon former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio should he decide to do so, FoxNews.com reported.
At a rally on Tuesday, Trump hinted that he would pardon Arpaio, who was convicted convicted of misdemeanor contempt of court for refusing to stop his anti-illegal immigrant traffic patrols.
"I'll make a prediction: I think he's going to be just fine," Trump said, adding that Arpaio should "feel good."
On Fox Business Network, Arpaio said he is thankful for Trump's support, but he will still support the president "pardon or no pardon."
“I have a great deal of respect for him. I always will have, pardon or no pardon,” Arpaio said. “I’m with him ’til the end. As long as he’s the president, I will support him.”
He added that he wishes other people felt the same, including some Republicans.
"Why can't everybody get together - the Democrats and the Republicans - [and] support our president?" Arpaio said. "He's going to go down as one of the greatest presidents we ever had."
Watch the Fox Business Network interview above.