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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R., SC)

U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R, SC) issued a statement Tuesday afternoon after a personal lawyer for President Donald Trump accepted a guilty plea and a former Trump campaign manager was found guilty of eight charges.

Former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort was found guilty of five counts of filing false tax returns on tens of millions of dollars in Ukrainian political consulting income. He was also convicted of failing to report a foreign bank account and of two bank fraud charges that accused him of lying to banks to obtain millions of dollars in loans after his income dried up.

Also Tuesday, Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer pleaded guilty Tuesday to campaign-finance violations and other charges, saying he and Trump arranged the payment of hush money to porn star Stormy Daniels and a former Playboy model to influence the election.

Below is Graham's statement:

“The American legal system is working its will in both the Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen cases.

“Thus far, there have yet to be any charges or convictions for colluding with the Russian government by any member of the Trump campaign in the 2016 election.

“It’s important to let this process continue without interference.

“I hope Mr. Mueller can conclude his investigation sooner rather than later for the benefit of the nation.”

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Ex-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort guilty of 8 charges

Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen pleads guilty in hush-money scheme

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