Fox News Host Claims Donald Trump Said He’d Consider A Pardon For Paul Manafort
President Donald Trump could be considering a pardon for his former campaign manager Paul Manafort.
According to Fox News host Ainsley Earhardt, she interviewed Trump who admitted that he wanted to pardon Manafort.
Earhardt discussed her interview with Sean Hannity of the Huffington Post,
“He mentioned pardoning Manafort,” Earhardt said.
“He did mention pardoning Manafort?” Hannity asked.
“He did, he did,” she said. “And said that he would consider that.”
“I think he feels bad for Manafort. They were friends, he didn’t work for him for very long, worked for him for basically 100 days. The president didn’t know about all of this tax stuff. Of course he wouldn’t know about that,” Earhardt added.
The Fox News interview was released early Thursday morning. Fox previously released a short clip where Earhardt asks Trump if he is considering a pardon.
“I have great respect for what he’s done,” Trump said.
“What he did, some of the charges they threw against him, every consultant, every lobbyist in Washington probably does,”
“Look at the crimes that Clinton did, with the emails, and she deletes 33,000 emails after she gets a subpoena from Congress and this Justice Department does nothing about it,” Trump added. “And all of the other crimes that they’ve done.”
As we reported, Paul Manafort was convicted on eight counts of tax fraud charges on Tuesday.