Trump commented on the charges against Manafort

The President said that the charges relate to the period well before the election campaign

The US President Donald trump said Monday that the charges against the former Manager of his campaign Paul Manafort relate to the period prior to the election campaign of 2016, but in the text the prosecution argues that the activity continued in 2017.

“I’m sorry, but that was many years ago, before by Paul Manafort became a member of the campaign trump. Why is the focus not a Cheater, Hillary and Democrats?” – trump wrote, referring to his rival in the election – former Secretary of state Hillary Clinton.

According to the text of the charges, Manafort and his business partner, Rick gates were in a conspiracy against the United States during the period from approximately 2006 to 2017.