White House: Manafort plea is unrelated to Trump’s 2016 victory


WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House said on Friday that President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager’s decision to plead guilty to two criminal counts and to cooperate with a probe into Russian election meddling had nothing to do with Trump’s 2016 victory.

FILE PHOTO: Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort departs from U.S. District Court in Washington, U.S., February 28, 2018. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas/File Photo

Paul Manafort will cooperate with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation as part of a plea deal, prosecutors told a federal court in Washington on Friday….



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