President Trump slammed the response to the indictment of Paul Manafort, his former marketing campaign chief, who’s charged in a world cash laundering scheme.
“The Pretend Information is working extra time. As Paul Manaforts lawyer stated, there was ‘no collusion’ and occasions talked about happened lengthy earlier than he…….got here to the marketing campaign. Few individuals knew the younger, low degree volunteer named George, who has already confirmed to be a liar. Examine the DEMS!” Trump tweeted after eight a.m. Tuesday.
It was the primary time the social media-prolific commander in chief tweeted within the almost 24 hours since Manafort and enterprise affiliate Rick Gates have been hit with a dozen costs stemming again greater than a decade — earlier than they joined the marketing campaign.
On the similar time, the Justice Division introduced George Papadopoulos — the “low degree volunteer” Trump was referring to — had pleaded responsible to deceptive the FBI about his interactions with Russian officers.
Trump referred to Papadopoulos as “a superb man” throughout an editorial board assembly with the Washington Submit in March 2016.
Former marketing campaign members tried to downplay Papadopoulos’ position since information broke of his plea settlement.
Michael Caputo, a former Trump marketing campaign adviser, referred to Papadopoulos as a “espresso boy” throughout a Tuesday look on CNN.
Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) made mild of Trump’s tweet, nothing Papadopoulos has already agreed to assist the feds.
“Hey George Papadopoulos: @POTUS threw you underneath the bus. However you knew that may occur. That is why you are cooperating with prosecutors,” he tweeted.
Kevin Downing, Manafort’s lawyer, highlighted after his shopper’s arraignment Monday that the fees weren’t in any respect tied to the Trump marketing campaign, which has been suspected of colluding with Russia.