Fox News Host Ainsley Earhardt said Wednesday night on the network’s “Hannity” that President Trump told her in an exclusive interview set to air Thursday that he was considering a pardon for his former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort.
“I think he feels bad for Manafort. They were friends, he didn’t work for him very long, worked for him for basically one hundred days,” she said. Manafort was involved with Trump’s campaign for five months.
Manafort was convicted on Tuesday of eight charges of bank and tax fraud, including five charges of filing false income tax returns, one count of failing to report foreign bank accounts and two counts of bank fraud. A federal judge declared a mistrial on 10 additional counts.
“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!” Trump tweeted.
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