White House: Manafort Deal Is “Unrelated” To Trump

ABC News reports:

Both the White House and the Trump legal team stressed that the plea had nothing to do with the president or his campaign with Rudy Giuliani, counsel to the president, saying: “The reason: the President did nothing wrong and Paul Manafort will tell the truth.”

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders told ABC News: “This had absolutely nothing to do with the President or his victorious 2016 Presidential campaign. It is totally unrelated.” The White House made similar statements last month and Trump expressed sympathy for Manafort’s legal plight.