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Trump: 'Where Is the Collusion?'

Cohen's lawyer says he has information for Mueller
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 22, 2018 3:05 AM CDT
Updated Aug 22, 2018 5:31 AM CDT
President Trump speaks during a rally Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, at the Civic Center in Charleston W.Va.   (AP Photo/Tyler Evert)
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(Newser) – If President Trump was rattled by the conviction of former campaign manager Paul Manafort and the guilty plea of former lawyer Michael Cohen, he didn't show it at a rally in West Virginia hours later. He told the crowd in Charleston on Tuesday night that he felt "badly" for both men, the Hill reports. He didn't comment further on Cohen, but called Manafort's conviction a "disgrace" and insisted it had "nothing to do with" Russian collusion. "Fake news and the Russian witch hunt. We've got a whole big combination," he said. "Where is the collusion?" In other coverage:

  • Giuliani speaks out. Cohen admitted violating campaign finance laws with payoffs to two women, but Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani said the charges contained "no allegation of wrongdoing against the president," reports Reuters. “It is clear that, as the prosecutor noted, Mr. Cohen’s actions reflect a pattern of lies and dishonesty over a significant period of time," Giuliani said in a statement.

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