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Trump exasperated, disgusted over indictment: report
President Trump expressed "exasperation and disgust" over charges brought against three former campaign aides by special counsel Robert Mueller, The Washington Post reported Monday evening.
Both the Post and CNN reported that Trump watched his former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, 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.