Aug 22, 2018

Trump blasts his own “Justice” Department’s treatment of Manafort

President Trump tweeted Wednesday morning that he feels "very badly" for former campaign manager Paul Manafort, who was found guilty on 8 counts of bank and tax-related charges.

I feel very badly for Paul Manafort and his wonderful family. “Justice” took a 12 year old tax case, among other things, applied tremendous pressure on him and, unlike Michael Cohen, he refused to “break” - make up stories in order to get a “deal.” Such respect for a brave man! ... A large number of counts, ten, could not even be decided in the Paul Manafort case. Witch Hunt!

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