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Trump Reportedly Told Fox News He'd Consider A Pardon For Manafort

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Trump Reportedly Told Fox News He'd Consider A Pardon For Manafort
But multiple Senate Republicans are warning the president against such an action.
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Fox News reporter says President Donald Trump told her he'd consider pardoning Paul Manafort.

A jury found the president's former campaign chairman guilty of eight counts of bank and tax fraud earlier this week.

In a Wednesday tweet, President Trump called Manafort a "brave man" and said he felt "very badly for Paul Manafort and his wonderful family."

But Republicans in the Senate are warning the president against issuing Manafort a pardon.

"A pardon in this circumstance, would be perceived by many Americans as, you know, interfering with an investigation," Sen. Lindsey Graham told reporters.

Sen. Susan Collins said issuing a pardon "would be an enormous mistake." And Sen. Bob Corker warned a pardon "would be very damaging to the presidency and to his position as president."

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.