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McCabe "shocked" by "lenient" Manafort sentence

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McCabe "shocked" by "lenient" Manafort sentence

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe says he was "shocked" by what he described was a "lenient" sentence for Paul Manafort.

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McCabe "shocked" by "lenient" Manafort sentence

ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe says he was "shocked" by what he described was a "lenient" sentence for Paul Manafort.

Speaking on CBS' Face the Nation on Sunday, McCabe said, "I was really surprised by the sentence he was given.

I think it's an incredibly lenient sentence in light not just of the offenses he was convicted for, but the additional offenses that he has pled guilty to in D.C." President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort was sentenced on Thursday by a U.S. judge to less than four years in prison - far shy of federal sentencing guidelines - for financial crimes uncovered during Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 election.

U.S. District Judge T.S.

Ellis imposed the surprisingly lenient 47-month sentence on Manafort, 69, during a hearing in Alexandria, Virginia, in which the veteran Republican political consultant asked for mercy but expressed no remorse for his actions.

Manafort was convicted by a jury last August of five counts of tax fraud, two counts of bank fraud and one count of failing to disclose foreign bank accounts.

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