Michael Cohen Claims Trump Directed Him to Make Hush Money Payments

President Donald Trump's former personal attorney Michael Cohen sat down for an interview with ABC's "Good Morning America," where he stated the president told him to make hush money payments to women who claimed they had affairs with Trump.

Cohen admitted he knew what he was doing was wrong and refuted Trump's claim that he "never directed Michael Cohen to break the law."

"I don't think there is anybody that believes that. First of all, nothing at the Trump organization was ever done unless it was run through Mr. Trump," Cohen said. "He directed me, as I said in my allocution, and I said as well in the plea, he directed me to make the payments, he directed me to become involved in these matters."

Cohen added that "of course" Trump knew it was wrong to make the payments to the women.

The hush money payments included $130,000 to porn star Stormy Daniels and $150,000 to former Playboy Playmate Karen McDougal. Trump has continuously denied both affairs.

 
 
 

"I am done with the lying. I am done being loyal to President Trump, and my first loyalty belongs to my wife, my daughter, my son and this country," Cohen said in his final breaking point.

Cohen was recently sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty in Manhattan federal court to nine federal charges. 

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