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Trump speaks legal double standards in relation to Manafort
President Trump the exclusive interview with Ainsley Earhardt airs Thursday, August 23 on ‘Fox & Friends’ at 6 p.m. ET.
President Trump on Wednesday weighed in on whether or not he can forgive Paul Manafort after the previous campaign, Chairman of the conviction on bank and tax fraud charges.
Speaking of Fox News’ Ainsley Earhardt in an exclusive “Fox & Friends” interview, Trump said he had “great respect” for Manafort in the sense of “what he has done… what he has been through.”
“You know, he worked for Ronald Reagan for years, he worked for Bob Dole, he was-I think his company was working for [Senator John] McCain,” the President said. “He worked for many, many people, many, many years.”
A jury sentenced on Tuesday Manafort on eight counts of bank and tax fraud. In the interview, Trump, the fees described as what “every consultant, every lobbyist in Washington.”
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The President is then swung to Hillary Clinton E-Mail scandal, pointing to “the crime, has done Clinton.”
“If you look at Hillary Clinton’s person, take a look at the people who work for Hillary Clinton,” Trump began, “With the E-Mails, and deletes than 33,000 E-Mails, after she gets a summons from the Congress and the justice Department anything about it? And all the other crimes you have done?”
The President told Fox News that “later” he knew that the former lawyer Michael Cohen-silent-money-payments to the adult-film star Stormy Daniels and Playboy model Karen McDougal, and insisted that the money came from the campaign Fund.
“Later, I knew it. Later on. What he did — and they were not financed from the campaign, which is a great thing. This is a much bigger deal,” Trump said on Wednesday. “You come out of the campaign? They came not from the campaign, they came from me.”
Cohen in a confession in a New York courtroom occurred on Tuesday, admitting to the violation of campaign-Finance laws in relation to the hush money payments.
Trump to catch the full exclusive interview with “Fox & Friends” Thursday morning at 6 a.m. ET.
Fox News’ Brooke Singman contributed to this report.
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