Paul Manafort, the former campaign manager for Donald Trump, claims that former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team pressured him to say things that were not true when he was being investigated.
He spoke to Fox News host Sean Hannity on Wednesday night in his first interview since he was pardoned by President Trump more than a year ago.
“From day one I felt they were targeting me and a few others to get at the then-president,” he said.
“There were moments they were putting pressure on me to talk about facts that were not true.
“The quid-pro-quo that was understood was that I was to be treated in a lenient way,” the former campaign manager said.
“I wasn’t going to lie. There was no way they could force me to give up the president,” he said.
“I felt that as long as I told the truth I had nothing to fear, but I was wrong,” he said.
He pleaded guilty to one count…