White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said President Trump was “focused on other things” when asked about the 12-count indictment of former campaign chairman Paul Manafort Monday morning.
“The president is very focused on other things. What he said yesterday in his tweets is no different than what he said all along,” Conway said during an interview on Fox & Friends. “I just want to tell you that the president continues to focus on what matters to people.”
Manafort and former business associate Rick Gates, who also worked on the Trump campaign, face 12 charges stemming from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 president election, including “conspiracy against the United States.”
Over the weekend, White House lawyer Ty Cobb told the New York Times that the Trump administration is fully cooperating with Mueller’s investigation, something Conway highlighted during her appearance.
“As the president has said, everyone is fully cooperating with these investigations,” Conway said before also explaining Trump considered the investigation “a hoax.”
“I just want to tell you that the president continues to focus on what matters to people,” Conway said.
President Trump has yet to comment on the indictment against Manafort and Gates.