Trump Considering Pardon For Paul Manafort, Fox News’ Ainsley Earhardt Says (UPDATED)
Fox News’ Ainsley Earhardt said on Hannity Wednesday night that President Donald Trump will consider pardoning Paul Manafort.
Sean Hannity — interviewing Earhardt after her interview with the president that is set to air tomorrow morning on Fox & Friends — asked if Trump was more angry at his former personal lawyer Michael Cohen than Paul Manafort.
Earhardt replied: “He mentioned pardoning Manafort.”
“He did mention pardoning Manafort?” Hannity asked.
“He did,” she replied. “He said that he would consider that. He feels I think — I think he feels bad for Manafort. They were friends, he didn’t work for him for very long. Worked for him for basically 100 days. The president didn’t know about all of this tax stuff. He wouldn’t know about that.”
Earhardt’s full interview with the president will air on Fox & Friends Thursday morning.
UPDATE 08/23: Earhardt appeared to walk back her characterization of Trump’s comments on Fox & Friends Thursday morning, stating: “He never said he was going to pardon Paul Manafort, but it sounded like to me that he might be considering it. But he never said yes and he never said no.”
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