Transcript for Trump's attorney reacts to Russia investigation charges
But we also know the White House is dealing with that other major development tonight in this involves the Russia investigation. Those indictments from the special prosecutor knew. A foreign policy expert who advised then candidate Donald Trump. Pleading guilty to lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russians during the campaign. Well tonight as we've been reporting he is now cooperating with investigators as a witness. This evening who did he report to inside the campaign and how was the White House now describing this young man here's ABC's chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl. The president summoned business leaders to the White House today saying he wants to sign tax cuts by Christmas. But that announcement was quickly overshadowed by questions about the Russia probe the Q. You're asking. Back here on Twitter the president lashed out at former campaign advisor George pop adopt Lisk. Who pleaded guilty to lying about his contacts with the Russians few people knew the young low level volunteer named George who is already proving to be a liar check the dams. Trump once called him an excellent guy. And sat just a few seats away from him during a national security meeting in March 2016. Who royals. Night this newly obtained video shows pop a topless at a rally for Greek Americans last November praising his candidate Donald Trump. Pop novelist told Muller's investigators the during the campaign he met with people he believed to have close ties to the Russian government. And even tried to set up meetings between Vladimir Putin and candidate trump. Prosecutors say he revealed this to at least five senior campaign officials among them ABC news has learned our campaign chairman Paul man a four deputy campaign manager Rick gates campaign co chairman Sam Clovis. And the first campaign manager Corey Lewin Dow ski today Louis -- he says he doesn't remember any of it. I think that pop and offices an example of actually somebody doing the wrong thing. While the president's campaign did the right thing for chief of staff John Kelly acknowledged in an interview with Fox News. That the special counsel investigation. Is distracting president trump. It is very distracting. To the president as it would be to any citizen to be investigated. For something while the same time trying to carry the weight of what being present United States means of staff John Kelly said that this. Council councilman he's been very distracting. You elaborate what places since. Affecting his ability his job. I don't think it's at all affecting his ability is job done and that was the point he was making. She's just not hitting the weight of president doing his job Jon Karl with a slot tonight from the White House and John. White House chief of staff John Kelly said that he thinks the special counsel's investigation. Is almost over but what are you learning an upfront tonight. Well Kelly said that the investigation should wrap up soon. But did it there is absolutely no indication that that is the case in fact in some ways it looks as if the lower investigation is just getting started. The White House dealing with this investigation and now this apparent act of terror in New York John our thanks to you.
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