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GOP Sen. John Kennedy: 'No Sympathy' for 'Sleaze' Manafort

(Fox News' "America's Newsroom")

By | Wednesday, 13 March 2019 12:21 PM

There was not any evidence of collusion with Russia in connection with President Donald Trump's campaign manager Paul Manafort's conviction, but Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., said Wednesday his offenses are still serious and he does not feel sorry for him.

"Mr. Manafort was convicted of bank fraud and tax fraud," Sen. Kennedy told Fox News' "America's Newsroom" before Manafort was to be sentenced in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. "There was no evidence of any collusion with Russia or any of that, but bank and tax fraud are serious offenses against the American people and he always played on the margins."

Further, Kennedy said he thinks he has called Manafort a "sleaze" in the past, and "he is. I don't have any sympathy for him."

Kennedy also said Wednesday he found revelations in testimony documents released by House Judiciary Committee Republicans from last year's questioning of former FBI attorney Lisa Page "disgusting."

"Ninety-nine percent of the men and women at the FBI and at Justice are good people," said Kennedy, "but you've got a 99 small minority over there, or you did, maybe you still do, most of them appear to be anti-Trump though I'm sure there are some anti-[Hillary] Clinton but they'll act from their political beliefs. Then they want to go out and sell books."

Deputy FBI Director Andy McCabe, in particular, "acts like butter wouldn't melt in his mouth," but everyone forgets he was fired for lying to the FBI, Kennedy said.

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Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., does not feel sorry for President Donald Trump's campaign manager Paul Manafort, even though there was not any evidence of collusion with Russia in connection with his conviction.
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