President Trump on Thursday reacted to Michael Cohen's sentencing.
President Trump on Thursday reacted to the sentencing of his former attorney, Michael Cohen.
In a series of tweets, Trump wrote:
"I never directed Michael Cohen to break the law.
He was a lawyer and he is supposed to know the law.
It is called "advice of counsel," and a lawyer has great liability if a mistake is made.
That is why they get paid.
Despite that many campaign finance lawyers have strongly......"
"....stated that I did nothing wrong with respect to campaign finance laws, if they even apply, because this was not campaign finance.
Cohen was guilty on many charges unrelated to me, but he plead to two campaign charges which were not criminal and of which he probably was not..."
"....guilty even on a civil basis.
Those charges were just agreed to by him in order to embarrass the president and get a much reduced prison sentence, which he did-including the fact that his family was temporarily let off the hook.
As a lawyer, Michael has great liability to me!"
Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison on Wednesday.
"Mr. Cohen gave an emotional apology to the court for his involvement in a hush-money scandal that could threaten the Trump presidency — a scheme to buy the silence of two women who said they had affairs with Mr. Trump to protect his chances before the 2016 election," notes the New York Times.