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"The news is next Live from NPR news in, Washington I'm Dave Mattingly President Trump says. He feels badly for his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his former lawyer Michael Cohen yesterday a jury in. Alexandria Virginia convicted Manafort on eight counts at his, financial fraud trial a mistrial was declared, on ten other charges as for Cohen he, pleaded guilty in New York to. Eight charges including ones involving campaign finance, stemming from. Payments made to two women who claim they had sexual relationships with. Trump years ago stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal NPR's tamra Keith. Reports on what the White House is saying there's a statement from Rudy Giuliani he's counsel to. The president outside counsel he says that there is no allegation of any wrongdoing against the president in. The government's, charges against Mr. Cohen adding it. Is clear that as the prosecutors noted Mr., Cohen's actions reflect a pack Pattern of lies and dishonesty over a significant period. Of time that's. NPR's tamra Keith reporting some Democrats on Capitol Hill are warning, President Trump to brush aside any. Talk of pardoning Manafort or Cohen NPR's, Kelsey, Snell reports Senator Mark Warner the top democrat on the. Senate intelligence committee says Coen's guilty pleas and manafort's conviction further. Justify ongoing investigations into President Trump in his campaign, Warner says both special counsel Robert Muller and the Senate intelligence committee should continue investigating whether Trump campaign officials colluded with Russia. Warner and Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer, also warned that Trump should not discuss pardons for. Either Manafort or Cohen Kelsey Snell, NPR news the capitol the Trump administration. Is imposing new sanctions on Russian companies doing business with North Korea in violation of UN resolutions as NPR's Brian. Naylor. Reports the move comes as senators question whether, economic pressure on Moscow is producing Results the new sanctions are against companies that. The US has sold oil to North Korea in violation of. UN trade ban, the administration. Also placed sanctions on to Russian citizens the sanctions were announced as members of the Senate Foreign Relations committee. Pressed officials about what chairman Bob corker. Called the administration's mixed signals toward Russia he said, Senator, still, don't know what was discussed at Trump's one on one summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, in June today we have received no real readout even in a classified setting of this meeting a State Department official defended the administration saying. It sanctions are working and without them Russian behavior would be quote further off the. Charts Brian, Naylor NPR, news Washington. California congressman Duncan Hunter and."