Michael Cohen Says Special Counsel Has ‘Substantial Amount of Information’ to Corroborate His Claims

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Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen is going to jail for campaign finance violations, and he says President Donald Trump directed him to commit crimes.

In an interview with ABC News that aired Friday, Cohen said that the special counsel investigating Trump and his campaign led by Robert Mueller has evidence that backs up his claims.

Cohen told George Stephonopolus that even though he lied to Congress initially, people can believe him now because there is evidence to back him up.

“The special counsel stated emphatically that the information that I gave to them was credible and helpful,” he said. “There’s a substantial amount of information that they possess that corroborates the fact that I am telling the truth.”

The former Trump lawyer told Stephonopolus he no longer has any loyalty to the president.

“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.”

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Cohen was sentenced to three years in jail this week, but Cohen also implicated the president in his guilty plea and said “of course” Trump knew what he was doing was wrong.

“First of all, nothing at the Trump organization was ever done unless it was run through Mr. Trump,” he said. “He directed me, as I said in my allocation and I said as well in the plea, he directed me to make the payments, he directed me to become involved in these matters.”

He went on to state that the hush money payments made toward women who claimed to have affairs with the then-presidential candidate were made with the campaign in mind.

“You have to remember, at what point in time that this matter came about,” Cohen said. “Two weeks or so before the election. Post the Billy Bush comments, so yes, he was very concerned about how this would affect the election.”

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Trump is denying any involvement in the wrongdoing. He tweeted this week that he did not direct Cohen to do anything illegal and called the hush money payments “simple private transactions.”

Cohen is now regretting his decision to lie for the president and back him up. “I gave loyalty to someone who truthfully does not deserve loyalty.”

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TOM
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Who in their right mind would ever believe anything that Michael Cohen said. He is an admitted, tried and convicted, and sentenced liar.

Cherl
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Visuals can be influential. That jacket! He was a con artist long before he attached himself to Trump. He’s squirming and dodging. That what he does. Tired of seeing his lying face. Mueller is becoming a co conspirator. He’s totally lost sight of his purpose. Time to close it down!

Robert Aldrich
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And how does this investigation have anything to do with what Mueller was hired to do? He has gone way outside the bounds of his initial investigation. Hell, if he continues, he could empty the swamp himself. Everyone of these politicians we have today craves power and fame and will do ANYTHING to get it!

John Denney
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Just think, when he gets out in 3 years he will be virtually un-hireable. nobody will hire a high profile rat for even dog catcher. Hope he has enough money tucked away to live out the rest of his life.

Michael
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Of course they do. Charged would not be made just based on the words of someone who has admittedly been lying.

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