Key Senate Democrat warns Donald Trump not to attempt to pardon Paul Manafort
Sen. Mark Warner (Photo: Flickr)

U.S. Senator Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, warned President Donald Trump on Tuesday over a possible pardon for his former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort.

“Any attempt by the President to pardon Mr. Manafort or interfere in the investigation into his campaign would be a gross abuse of power and require immediate action by Congress,” Warner, whose committee has been investigating Russia and the 2016 U.S. election campaign, said in a statement.

Reporting by Patricia Zengerle; Editing by James Dalgleish