Manafort's plea unrelated to Trump's victory - WH

Politics 9/14/2018, 6:07 PM
Manafort's plea unrelated to Trump's victory - WH

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders provided the first reaction coming from the top of the administration to the plea deal that Paul Manafort reached with prosecutors earlier today.

"This had absolutely nothing to do with the President or his victorious 2016 presidential campaign. It is totally unrelated," Sanders told a pool of reporters.

Former campaign manager to the United States President Donald Trump, Manafort agreed to plead guilty and work with Special Counsel Robert Mueller in his Russia probe, in exchange for a reduction of a set of charges to just two, conspiracy against the US and conspiracy to obstruct justice, the court filing showed.

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