After remaining fairly quiet on the topic, President Trump has finally spoken out on Paul Manafort and his final sentence of 47 months (which was drastically lower than the sentencing guidelines and what Mueller was seeking).
The left was outraged by the lenient sentence. Details here.
Here’s what the President had to say when asked about Manafort (video below):
“I feel very badly for Paul Manafort. I think it’s a very, very tough time for him,” he told reporters.
When asked about a possible pardon, Trump answered: “I haven’t discussed it.”
The President noted the highly respected judge at Manafort’s sentencing said there was no collusion with Russia.
“It has nothing to do with collusion. There was no collusion. It’s a collusion hoax,” Trump said.