An attorney for President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman says that there is “no evidence” that his client or the Trump campaign colluded with the Russian government.
Kevin Downing made the statement outside a federal courthouse in Washington where his client Paul Manafort had just pleaded not guilty to felony charges including conspiracy against the United States and several financial charges. Downing also says that charges related to his client’s offshore money transfers are “ridiculous.”
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An indictment against Manafort and his longtime business associate, Rick Gates, was unsealed early Monday. Manafort was released on $10 million bond and placed on house arrest. Gates’ bond was $5 million.
The men will not be allowed to leave their homes except for medical appointments, religious observances and meetings with their attorneys. Manafort lives in Alexandria, Virgina, while Gates resides in Richmond, Virgina.
Their next court date is set for Thursday before U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson.