President Trump Says He "Never Directed" Cohen To Break The Law

By Bill Galluccio

December 13, 2018

President Donald J. Trump

President Donald Trump is denying that he did anything wrong in regards to hush money payments made to two porn stars during the 2016 presidential campaign. In his first comments since his former lawyer, Michael Cohen, was sentenced to three years in jail for campaign finance violations and tax and bank fraud, Trump said that he "never directed Michael Cohen to break the law," in a series of tweets.  

He said that Cohen "is supposed to know the law" and that he "has great liability if a mistake is made."

Trump then went on to claim that he "did nothing wrong with respect to campaign finance laws, if they even apply" to the payments. He accused his former lawyer of pleading guilty to breaking campaign finance laws in order to "get a much reduced prison sentence" for committing bank and tax fraud. 

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