Manafort Lawyer Kevin Downing Calls Criminal Charges 'Ridiculous'
“There is no evidence that Mr. Manafort or the Trump campaign colluded with the Russian government," Kevin Downing, formerly of Miller & Chevalier, told reporters after his client, Paul Manafort, pleaded not guilty in Washington court to conspiracy and other charges.
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Kevin Downing, a defense lawyer for Paul Manafort, on Monday criticized as “ridiculous” the charges brought against President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman arising from the special counsel’s investigation into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential campaign.
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