President TrumpDonald TrumpPence: Supreme Court has chance to right 'historic wrong' with abortion ruling Prosecutor says during trial that actor Jussie Smollett staged 'fake hate crime' Overnight Defense & National Security — US, Iran return to negotiating table MORE expressed “exasperation and disgust” over charges brought against three former campaign aides by special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerAn unquestioning press promotes Rep. Adam Schiff's book based on Russia fiction Senate Democrats urge Garland not to fight court order to release Trump obstruction memo Why a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG MORE, The Washington Post reported Monday evening.
Both the Post and CNN reported that Trump watched his former campaign chairman, Paul ManafortPaul John ManafortCountering the ongoing Republican delusion Yellen should utilize the resources available before pushing new regulations Huawei paid Tony Podesta 0K for White House lobbying MORE, turning himself over to the authorities live on cable news.
The president kept phoning his lawyers and paid close attention to commentary on cable shows, the Post added.
Manafort and a former business associate, Richard Gates, both pleaded not guilty to the charges unveiled in a 12-count indictment on Monday.
News also broke on Monday that George Papadopoulos, a former foreign policy adviser to Trump’s presidential campaign, pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI in its investigation into Russia’s interference in the U.S. presidential election.
Trump’s fury over the day’s news was apparent to those who communicated with him, the Post reported.
CNN said Trump became “increasingly frustrated” as he saw the Manafort footage on television.