Giuliani Praises Manafort’s Short Sentence: ‘I Believe It Was Justice’

President Donald Trump's lawyer, Rudy Giuliani walks outside the White House before US President Donald Trump delivers remarks and participates in the White House Sports and Fitness Day on May 30, 2018 in Washington,... President Donald Trump's lawyer, Rudy Giuliani walks outside the White House before US President Donald Trump delivers remarks and participates in the White House Sports and Fitness Day on May 30, 2018 in Washington,DC. (Photo by Nicholas Kamm / AFP) (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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March 8, 2019 2:03 p.m.

Rudy Giuliani praised Paul Manafort’s remarkably short prison sentence for tax and bank fraud as “justice” on Friday.

“I believe it was justice,” the Trump lawyer told the Hill. “The judge was right on target.”

Giuliani blasted the “overzealous prosecutors” with special counsel Robert Mueller’s team while expressing sympathy toward Manafort, who’s “not dangerous to anybody.”

U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis sentenced the former Trump campaign chairman to  47 months in prison, far below the 19-24 years the probation office had recommended. Ellis criticized that sentencing range as “excessive.”

After the sentencing on Thursday, Giuliani bemoaned “the way Manafort has been treated up to this point.”

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