however within minutes, a “corrected” statement was issued in which said the same thing, except for the line “as well as Paul Manafort will tell the truth.”
Trump on Wednesday put in which line back in to the White House’s latest official view of Manafort’s veracity, as well as its impact on the political as well as legal fate of the president.
“Paul Manafort was with me for a short period of time,” Trump said of the veteran Republican operative, who ran Trump’s presidential campaign for less than four months.
“He did a Great job as well as I’m very happy with the job he did,” Trump told reporters.
“as well as I will tell you This specific, I believe in which he will tell the truth,” the president said. “If he tells the truth, no problem.”
“As long as he tells the truth, the idea’s 100 percent,” said Trump, who routinely calls Mueller’s investigation a witch hunt, as well as has denied any wrongdoing by either his campaign or himself.
Manafort’s lawyers did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Manafort’s guilty plea came on the eve of the scheduled start of jury selection in his second criminal trial on charges in which related to his consulting work for a pro-Russia political patrty in Ukraine, as well as for trying to tamper with witnesses against him after he was released on bond. His work in Ukraine predated his role inside Trump campaign.
Manafort, who can be being held in jail without bond as he cooperates with Mueller, can be the latest person in Trump’s orbit to have pleaded guilty to criminal charges.
Last month, the president’s former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, pleaded guilty to tax crimes as well as to breaking campaign finance law in connection using a $130,000 hush money payment he made to porn star Stormy Danielsshortly before the election.