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The President of the former personal lawyer Michael Cohen interview on Friday did little for his claims that Trump directed, to make him hush money payments, The Federalist senior editor Mollie Hemingway said of the “Special Report” All-Star Panel.
In an interview with ABC News ‘ George Stephanopoulos, Cohen said Trump directed him to make payments to porn star Stormy Daniels and Playboy model Karen McDougal, in exchange for silence about the alleged sexual encounters, in spite of the knowledge that it was wrong, and for the preservation of his campaign.
But Hemingway claimed, there is no obvious evidence to back up these claims, and Cohen’s credibility is always in question, while Special Counsel Robert Müller Russia probe and the U.S. attorney’s office for the Southern district of New York police Department.
“There are a lot of ways that you can make settlements and sign the confidentiality agreements that in any way a campaign Finance violation. It’s a pretty exact set of circumstances would convince anyone that it is actually a legitimate campaign Finance violation, for some reason he was not asked,” she said.
COHEN SAYS TRUMP KNEW HUSH-MONEY PAYMENTS TO STORMY DANIELS, KAREN MCDOUGAL WERE WRONG
“I think if you are Michael Cohen could ask, the answer to all the questions you have, you, for some specifics. It was all very nebulous,” Hemingway added.
National Security Analyst Moran Ortagus agreed that Cohen has done little to his claims under the walls, adding that his confessions were “litigated” in the court in relation to the campaign Finance allegations.
“It is important to remember that he goes to prison for financial crimes, really. For tax evasion, bank fraud, and if you look at what the South District, said about his credibility, it is very different than what has been said by the Mueller team and claims.”
But Washington Bureau Chief for USA Today Susan page argues that even without specifics, Cohen claims “troubling” for Trump, as he outlines the three things that are required to be true in order to qualify, the then-candidate’s actions as a violation of campaign-Finance laws.
“What you heard in this interview, without any special features, are three important points, which is very worrying for President Trump. Man, Michael Cohen says he is determined these payments. Number two, he knew they were illegal. Number three, it was for the purposes of exposure to the campaign.”
Page said she believed the investigator probably Cohen asked the special features, many of which are still on the search, but acknowledged that he was still in front of “credibility problems.”