Aug 21, 2018 - Politics & Policy

Trump responds to Manafort verdict

Trump lifts a finger while speaking to reporters

Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

President Trump, after landing in West Virginia to speak at a rally this evening, responded to the news of Paul Manafort's conviction on 8 counts of tax and bank fraud. He did not respond to Michael Cohen's guilty plea.

"I feel badly... Paul Manafort is a good man... It's a very sad thing that happened. This has nothing to do with Russian collusion... It's a witch hunt and it's a disgrace... I feel very badly for Paul Manafort... It had nothing to do with Russian collusion, we continue the witch hunt."
ā€” President Trump to reporters

Between the lines: Manafort was found guilty by a jury, while Cohen turned himself in to the authorities.

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