The White House on Monday tried to downplay the role of a former Trump campaign manager with ties to pro-Russia groups in Ukraine, incorrectly stating that he’d been employed by the campaign for about half as long as he actually was.
Press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters during a press briefing that Paul Manafort started working for Trump’s campaign in June 2016 and resigned in August. But that encompassed only the amount of time he served as campaign manager; he joined the campaign on March 28, taking over as campaign manager about 11 weeks later when Corey Lewandowski was fired.
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