White House spokeswoman: Not aware of any talk of pardon for ex-Trump aide Manafort

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FILE PHOTO: Paul Manafort appears at a press conference at the Republican Convention in Cleveland, U.S., July 19, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/File Photo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said on Tuesday she was not aware of any discussions about a possible pardon for President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort after prosecutors accused him of lying and violating his plea deal.

“I’m not aware of any conversations for anyone’s pardon involving this process,” Sanders told a news briefing.

Reporting by Roberta Rampton; Writing by Makini Brice; Editing by David Alexander

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