Manafort's company, Davis Manafort Partners, brought in millions every year until 2015; that year, Davis Manafort Partners reported only $338,542 in income, and in 2016, a $1.2 million loss.
Giuliani said he "is not going to give a lot of hope" that an interview happens, and said he is opposed to the idea, even though he said Trump wants to do one. Investigators are reportedly looking at Trump's tweets to determine whether they're part of an attempt to obstruct justice.
Sessions had recused himself under Justice Department guidelines calling for officials to end their involvement in investigations when they had a conflict of interest in whatever case that was under consideration, in Sessions's case, his 2016 contacts with Russia's ambassador to Washington and his role as a political surrogate supporting Trump's election.
The White House denied that Trump was actually directing his attorney general to end the "ridiculous" investigation. He provided no evidence that the team led by Mueller, a Republican who was appointed by a Republican, is biased against him. "The president is stating his opinion, he's stating it clearly, and he's certainly expressing the frustration that he has with the level of corruption that we've seen from people like Jim Comey, Peter Strzok, Andrew McCabe", Ms. Sanders said.
"He should never, ever been allowed to remain in the Federal Bureau of Investigation while he himself was being investigated".
President Donald Trump, in contrast, has asserted Russians are meddling in the upcoming contests to help Democrats.
"They wanted me go up and have a boxing match ..."
Mr Austin added: "The second is Paul Manafort the former campaign chairman".
He's on trial for bank fraud and tax evasion charges.
"Where is the Russian collusion?"
John Bolton, the national security adviser, also wrote in a letter to Senate Democrats that "President Trump has not and will not tolerate interference in America's system of representative government".
In a subsequent tweet weighing in on the trial, President Trump again distanced Manafort's alleged criminal activity from his work while serving with Trump's campaign for six months in 2016.
Also on Wednesday, counsel to the president, Jay Sekulow, told Fox News that the president's tweet was not an order. "And we were able to get the bill through the House, and hopefully, we'll have the same results in the Senate".
"How is it OK for Hillary Clinton to proactively seek dirt from the Russians by the Trump campaign met at the Russians request and that is bad?"
Senator Dianne Feinstein said Trump's tweets indicated to her that he's "very worried" about Mueller's investigation.
McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan have defended Mueller's investigation in the face of Trump's attacks but said they don't believe Trump would fire the special counsel.
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