Trump claims 'NO COLLUSION' as indictments unsealed

President Trump was tweeting in real-time following the indictments of his former campaign staffers.

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President Trump was tweeting in real-time following the indictments of his former campaign staffers.

Trump claimed the actions of his former campaign members Paul Manafort and Rick Gates happened “years ago” — and that there was “NO COLLUSION” between his campaign and Russia.

“Sorry, but this is years ago, before Paul Manafort was part of the Trump campaign. But why aren’t Crooked Hillary & the Dems the focus?????” Trump wrote in Monday’s diatribe. “….Also, there is NO COLLUSION!”

The tweets came after Manafort and Gates were indicted on 12 counts, including conspiracy against the United States.

Paul Manafort indicted for money laundering by Russia probe

Paul Manafort was indicted on 12 counts, including conspiracy against the United States.

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It was also revealed Monday that Trump’s former foreign policy advisor George Papadopoulos pleaded guilty to making false statements to FBI agents.

Earlier Monday, Trump’s son Eric sent out a campaign fundraising email to supporters.

“There’s new opposition against my father and this Administration every day,” Eric Trump wrote. “The mainstream media continues to play politics, creating division and turning the American people against one another.”

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