Trump says pardon for Manafort a possibility

President Trump's comment came after special counsel Robert Mueller's office said Paul Manafort, Trump's former campaign chair, broke his cooperation deal by lying.
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We move to Washington where president trump launched a new tweet attacking the Russia investigation before midnight and raise the possibility of pardoning Paul manafort in a new interview. Cecilia Vega is here with the latest. Reporter: Good morning to you. He's not just dangling the possibility of a pardon for him but is now calling Paul manafort very brave. With his former campaign chairman facing mounting pressure in the Russia investigation president trump now says he's not ruling out a pardon for Paul manafort. The president telling "The new York post" in an interview, quote, it was never discussed, but I wouldn't take it off the table. Why would I take it off the table? This after prosecutors say manafort, who cut a deal with the special counsel after he was found guilty last summer of financial fraud, including for hiding millions in foreign accounts to evade taxes, lied repeatedly. That plea deal now revoked. And without evidence, the president accused the special counsel of asking witnesses to lie. The president telling "The post," if you told the truth, you go to jail. You know this flipping stuff is terrible. You flip and you lie and you get, the prosecutors will tell you 99% of the time they can get people to flip. It's rare that they can't. And just as the president was providing answers to the written questions Mueller posed, could he have been funneled information from manafort's lawyers. New details about the president's written responses saying he told Mueller's team that he did not know about that now infamous trump tower meeting in which his son, don junior, son-in-law Jared Kushner and manafort met with a Russian lawyer claiming to have dirt on Hillary Clinton. And in another answer, the president wrote that he does not recall political associate Roger stone telling him he was in contact with wikileaks, the organization that published hacked democratic emails. And the president is also now talking 2020 saying he's dreaming about running against some Democrats but really seems to have his eyes set on former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg saying I'd love to run against little Michael. A nickname also and promising to retaliate Democrats in the house. He says he will declassify documents he says will be devastating to them. Take a look. That would be the best thing that would happen to me. I'm a counterpunchary, and I will hit them so hard, they'd never been hit like that before. Other documents from Mueller's probe he's talking about. When he needs to, quote, it's much more powerful if I do it then because if we had done it already it would already be yesterday's news as Democrats are launching to investigate everything from his tax returns to business dealings. Riled up with even more tweets and feels like we're reaching an inflection point. Cecilia Vega, thanks very much. Now, George, to the outrage that is growing over the killing of that "Washington post"

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