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Lewandowski: Manafort Charges 'Have Nothing to Do' With Russia Probe

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By    |   Monday, 30 October 2017 02:09 PM

President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski emphasized on Monday that the charges brought against Paul Manafort are unrelated to Trump and his campaign.

"If Paul Manafort did something in 2006, a decade before he was brought on as a volunteer to the Trump campaign, then he should be accountable for that," the CNN commentator said on Fox Business Network while discussing the indictment of the former Trump campaign chairman.

Manafort "and his associate Rick Gates have now been indicted on 12 counts of money laundering and probably tax evasion and other things which have absolutely nothing to do with the campaign, have nothing to do with the Russia investigation and have nothing to do with the president," Lewandowski said.

He added that the charges against the two should be thought of as "independent of the president because the president had nothing to do with coordination, collusion, or cooperation with Russia. Nobody did at the campaign that I'm aware of."

Lewandowski also said he doesn't "believe in coincidences" when asked about the timing of the announcement.

"What we do know is that we had information leaked out on a Friday night to a news network about the indictments that were coming. I believe that's a felony if you leak out information, that had to come from somewhere inside the Mueller team, most likely."

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President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski emphasized on Monday that the charges brought against Paul Manafort are unrelated to Trump and his campaign.
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