Trump responds to Manafort verdict
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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."— President Trump to reporters
Between the lines: Manafort was found guilty by a jury, while Cohen turned himself in to the authorities.