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Cohen bashes Trump for claim he didn’t direct pay-offs to silence women

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Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, said that Trump directed him to arrange hush-money payments with two women because he was “very concerned” about how them speaking would affect the election.

Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison on Wednesday for an array of crimes he committed while employed by Trump, including the payments.

Cohen was asked on Good Morning America on Friday if the president knew that it was wrong to make the payments to the two women who claimed that they had past affairs with Trump.

“Of course,” Cohen said. He said that the purpose of the payments was to help Trump “and his campaign.”

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