Listen: Paul Manafort, Trump And President discussed on The Lead with Jake Tapper
"This judge to lower a little bit off that sentence. All right, gentlemen. Stick around. We're gonna come back to you as news develops when we get the news from inside the courtroom what the sentencing actually is as we await word as to Paul manafort's end saying it is worth underlining, again, just how significant this is. This is the president's former campaign chairman he could be heading to prison for the rest of his life sentence. Pamela Brown is digging into just how historic this moment may be. Scouting downfall for a man who three years ago this month joined the campaign and soon ran the campaign of the man who is now president of the United States, however, much the president attempts to distance himself from Paul Manafort now. Very short time at the time Trump ally sounded white different. Nobody should underestimate how much Paul Manafort did to really help this campaign to where it is right now. Gingrich quote that Trump ally Sean Hannity even tweeted though, it has since been deleted at the age of sixty nine a lengthy prison sentence could Lynn Manafort behind bars for the rest of his life. Manafort was brought onto the Trump campaign and March twenty sixteen to help secure Republican delegates uneasy about Trump's nomination Manafort brought with him his deputy. Rick gates, who ultimately testified against Manafort himself. The Muller investigation stems from the overwhelming consensus within the US intelligence community that Russia interfered in the twenty sixteen election twenty-six Russian nationals charged with spreading misinformation on social media in the US or conspiracy to commit computer crimes with the stated goal of"