Michael Cohen On Trump: 'The Man Doesn't Tell The Truth'

Oscar Cross
December 15, 2018

Cohen, a former member of Trump's inner circle who in the past called himself the president's "fixer", was sentenced on Wednesday in federal court in NY to three years in prison for campaign finance law violations related to the payments and other crimes to which he pleaded guilty.

Always ready to set the record straight, Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz is poking holes in former Trump attorney Michael Cohen's claims that the then-candidate illegally instructed him to pay hush money to his alleged paramours for the campaign.

"As assiduously as Michael Cohen has worked for more than a decade to protect Donald Trump, he seems to want to do everything he can right now to sink Donald Trump", Wallace said.

The former lawyer and Trump fixer added: "He knows the truth".

It was "insultingly stupid", Carlson said, to argue that Trump violated the law by not revealing payments that would have sabotaged their goal of keeping the alleged affairs out of the public eye.

But according to "Fox & Friends" host Brian Kilmeade, none of this is a legal problem for Trump because these aren't really campaign finance violations - there can't have been a campaign goal to the hush payments, because everyone already knew Trump is a philandering billionaire! The payments came in the days before Trump's 2016 election, and both Cohen and the head of the supermarket tabloid the National Enquirer admitted that the timing was based on helping Trump win the presidency.

In his interview with ABC's George Stephanopoulos, Cohen, who once vowed that he would "take a bullet" for Trump, flatly disputed the president's assertion. The man doesn't tell the truth. He said it shows how week the case against Cohen is.

As the courtroom drama unfolded Wednesday, Trump remained largely silent and ignored reporters' questions about Cohen during an executive order signing event at the White House.

Trump has denied the alleged affairs with the women. After earlier saying he knew nothing of the payments, Trump on Thursday said he never told Cohen to break the law.

"I felt it was my duty to cover up his own dirty deeds,"he added".

WASHINGTON ― Donald Trump in two years has distinguished himself as likely the most falsehood-prone president in American history.

The President's lawyer Rudy Giuliani slammed Cohen, telling CNN the public can't believe a thing Cohen says and that Cohen lied under oath, referencing Cohen's guilty plea in November to lying to Congress. "First of all, nothing at the Trump Organization was ever done unless it was run through Mr. Trump". "He directed me to become involved in these matters, including the one with McDougal", Cohen said.

Cohen, in his first televised interview since he was sentenced, said Trump was anxious about the potential impact on the election if voters learned about the two women's account of the alleged affairs. "He attacks my family", Cohen said.

"Here is the truth: The people of the United States of America, the people of the world don't believe what he's saying". That's why Cohen argues that the sole objective of paying off the women at that point was to salvage Trump's presidential bid.

Reiterating something he said in court Wednesday, Cohen said he feels unburdened by acknowledging what he did for Trump.

Trump also denied having business dealings in Russian Federation throughout the 2016 campaign.

He continued: "There's a substantial amount of information that they possess that corroborates the fact that I am telling the truth".

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