There’s been talk that Manafort might be discussing a plea deal. However, Politico reported something else this morning that clouds the issue quite a bit.
Giuliani also confirmed that Trump’s lawyers and Manafort’s have been in regular contact and that they are part of a joint defense agreement that allows confidential information sharing.
“All during the investigation we have an open communication with them,” he said. â€œDefense lawyers talk to each other all the time, where, as long as our clients authorize it, therefore we have a better idea of whatâ€™s going to happen. Thatâ€™s very common.â€
So, allegedly the Trump team knows what Manafort knows. Stay tuned.
Rep. Ileana Ros Lehtinen (R-Fla.) told reporters she believes the figure of nearly 3,000 is sound.
â€œWhat kind of mind twists that statistic into â€˜Oh, fake news is trying to hurt my image,â€™â€ she said. â€œHow can you be so self-centered and try to distort the truth so much? Itâ€™s mind boggling.â€
Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R), whose Senate bid has been endorsed by Trump, said in a tweet that he disagreed with the president, relaying that â€œan independent study said thousands were lostâ€ and that he had been to Puerto Rico seven times and â€œsaw the devastation firsthand.â€