President Trump expressed his sympathy to his former campaign manager Paul Manafort after the new sentence that was given to him.
“I feel very badly for Paul Manafort,” Trump said. “I feel badly for him. I think it’s a very sad situation…Certainly on a human basis it is very sad thing. I feel badly for him.”
Later on, Trump was asked if he would pardon Manafort now that he’s facing over 7 years in prison for his consecutive sentences.
“I have not even given it a thought as of this moment,” Trump said before he was asked for his thoughts on Manafort being indicted on multiple charges for alleged state felonies.
As you probaly know, Paul Manafort has been charged with “mortgage fraud and more than a dozen other state felonies” by the Manhattan DA today.
The new state charges against Mr. Manafort are contained in a 16-count indictment that alleges a yearlong scheme in which he falsified business records to obtain millions of dollars in loans, Mr. Vance said in a news release after the federal sentencing.
“No one is beyond the law in New York,” he said, adding that the investigation by the prosecutors in his office had “yielded serious criminal charges for which the defendant has not been held accountable.”
The indictment grew out of an investigation that began in 2017, when the Manhattan prosecutors began examining loans Mr. Manafort received from two banks.
The two prison terms Manafort has been sentenced to serve currently total over seven years.
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