President Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen discussed the president during an exclusive interview on ABC News.
Michael Cohen, President Trump’s onetime lawyer and fixer, says his former boss knew it was wrong to order hush money payments made during the 2016 presidential campaign to two women who say they had affairs with Trump — but he directed Cohen to do it anyway to help his election chances.
Cohen also said in an interview with ABC News that aired Friday that the president’s repeated assertions that Cohen is lying about the payments and other aspects of his work for Trump were false.
“He knows the truth. I know the truth. Others know the truth,” Cohen said. “The man doesn’t tell the truth. And it is sad that I should take responsibility for his dirty deeds.”
Cohen’s interview followed a judge’s decision to fine him and send him to prison for three years.
President Trump challenged Cohen on Twitter:
I never directed Michael Cohen to break the law. He was a lawyer and he is supposed to know the law. It is called “advice of counsel,” and a lawyer has great liability if a mistake is made. That is why they get paid. Despite that many campaign finance lawyers have strongly……
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 13, 2018
Before he goes to prison in March, Cohen will be doing numerous interviews to try to protect his own interests and slam President Trump.