ABC News Apologizes After Banner Falsely Claims Paul Manafort Killed Five People

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ABC News issued an apology Wednesday after a banner during a live report claimed that former Donald Trump aide Paul Manafort had admitted to killing five people.

The network covered President Donald Trump's afternoon meeting live in anticipation of his announcement that he was issuing a directive to end the practice of separating parents and children caught crossing the border illegally.

During the ABC broadcast, the banner briefly displayed the chyron "Manafort pleads guilty to 5 charges of manslaughter." While the former Trump campaign manager is in jail after his bail was revoked, he has not pleaded guilty to any crimes and has not been charged with manslaughter.

In a series of tweets, ABC News apologized for the error and promised to get the bottom of why the graphic appeared.

Alex Griswold

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Alex is a staff writer at the Washington Free Beacon. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2012. Before joining the Free Beacon, he was a writer for Mediaite and The Daily Caller. He is originally from Buffalo, New York, but regrettably now lives in Washington, D.C. He can be reached at griswold@freebeacon.com

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