President Trump grew angry and yelled at his West Wing television after news broke about Paul Manafort and George Papadopoulos, according to multiple reports Tuesday morning.
Trump woke up before dawn on Monday and awaited the news about the indictments. He expected charges against his former campaign chairman, but was caught off guard after hearing Papadopoulos, an unpaid foreign policy adviser to the campaign, had pleaded guilty to making a false statement to the FBI.
Trump watched live coverage of Manafort turning himself into the FBI in Washington, D.C., and reacted to the special counsel Robert Mueller's probe with "exasperation and disgust," those close to the president told the Washington Post.
CNN's "New Day" described Trump as "increasingly frustrated" after finding out about Papadopoulos' involvement in the investigation.
He was late to the Oval Office Monday morning because of his focus on the news.
Trump was also reported having called his lawyers into the private residence for most of the day. However, attorney Jay Sekulow on Tuesday denied that report during an interview on ABC's "Good Morning America."