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Criminal defense attorney David Bruno reacts to President Trump the comments of Cohen’s conviction.
President Trump’s former personal lawyer Michael Cohen said the former candidate knew that it was wrong-silence-money-payments-to-porn-star Stormy Daniels, and a Playboy model Karen McDougal in the weeks before the election.
In an exclusive interview with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos on “Good Morning America” Cohen said Trump is “very concerned” about how Daniel’s and McDougal’s allegations of sexual encounters with him, “the choice.”
“I knew what I was doing was wrong,” Cohen told ABC. “I stood in front of the world [Wednesday], and I took responsibility for my actions.”
Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison on Wednesday, for a series of crimes such as tax evasion, campaign Finance violations and lying to Congress. He implicated the President in the silence-money payments, and to say that they were made at Trump’s direction.
When asked on ABC News if Trump knew it was wrong, the payments to make, which Cohen replied, “of course,” and added that the purpose was to help “[Trump] and his campaign.”
Cohen’s conviction came as part of the U.S. attorney’s office for the Southern district of New York, the criminal investigation into Cohen, and as a Special Counsel Robert Müller Russia probe of Cohen worked together.
Cohen took responsibility for a $130,000-silent-money-payment to Daniels in the weeks leading up to the 2016 presidential elections, in exchange for the silence about an alleged sexual encounter with Trump.
In the meantime, McDougal was paid $ 150,000 by the American Media, Inc., the parent company of the National Enquirer, to hide her alleged affair with trump. According to prosecutors, the company has admitted that it is the payment “in concert with the candidate during the election campaign, and to ensure that the woman to publish damaging allegations about the candidate before the 2016 presidential elections.”
The company also “admitted that his main task in the payment to the oppression of women, to prevent the story so that it is of influence on the choice.”
Prosecutors this week announced that it will not pursue charges against the company.
The President has repeatedly denied knowing about the payments.
In an exclusive interview with Fox News’ Harris Faulkner on Thursday, Trump said he “never addressed the [Cohen] to do something wrong.”
“Whatever he did, he did on his own,” Trump said, adding that Cohen’s assertions to the contrary, an attempt to “embarrass” him. Trump insisted again that the payments were “not a campaign Finance violation,” and previously tweeted that, instead, they were a “simple, private transaction.”
TRUMP DENIES WRONGDOING IN COHEN CASE
“What he did was all of nothing with me except for the two campaign-Finance-charges are not criminal and should not be said on there,” Trump. “You put me in a fix.”
But Cohen is trying to be denied to embarrass the President.
“It is absolutely not true. Under no circumstances do I want to said in embarrassment to the President,” Cohen Stephanopoulos. “He knows the truth. I know the truth.”
“The man is not telling the truth. And it is sad that I have to add, the responsibility for his dirty deeds,” Cohen said, again, that he is “not the villain of this story.”
Cohen was also impacted by Müller, for the making of false statements to the Congress on the time axis of the communication over an abandoned Trump, a real estate deal in Moscow. Cohen told the Senate Intelligence Committee in the year 2017, the last communication about a possible Trump Tower to be built in Russia to 2016 in January—before the first presidential primary.
Cohen pleaded guilty to making false statements and it is recognised that the communication about the offer was until June 2016. As part of his plea, Cohen cooperation office agreed with the special counsel ‘ s on “any and all matters deemed relevant” by the group of Federal investigators.”