Trump denies he 'directed' Michael Cohen to break the law

President Trump tweeted that he "never directed Michael Cohen to break the law" though prosecutors said the president was the one who directed Cohen to make illegal hush payments to two women.
2:22 | 12/13/18

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Transcript for Trump denies he 'directed' Michael Cohen to break the law
Thanks much. To the fallout F tntencingf Michael Cohen. The president' former lawyer and fixer heading to prison for threeears and in a statement to the court he apologized for coveng uortrump's dirty Cecil Vega has the story. Repr: Good moing. Ths man who famously id H T a blet for president trump. Now heays ofse comes that he committed, did allformer boss. His longtime confida attorney making a running claaying he broke the law in order T help esident trump win the election butrom president trump himself -- r.ident, your reaction to mha Reporter: So far aracterist silence. Michael cohentenced T threeye in prison for what a federal jge called a veritle smorgasbord of ft nduct. In emotional apology to the T, Cohen pointed directlytent trump saying, it was owneakness and a blind loyalty his man that led me toose a pathf darkness over time and timeagain,en said, I felt it W my to cover up for his dirtydeeds. Prosecutors say cohenedn coordination with trump whenn ld-up to the 2016 presidential election he nged hush money to porn star stormy Daniels and playte Karen Mcdougal toee them quiet about alleged S. In court Cohen tookull ability his crimes, qu the personal ones and thosvo president the United States. Hours after thattencing anher bombshell, the U.S. Attorney'sic announced a coation agree with Ami, the cnyhaubes "The national enquirer." Prosecutors say just two months after T announced he was runninr presidt, H met wi enirer's ceond publisher David pecker and Chand according T just released court docen peeker offered to help deal with tive stories about T presidential candidate's relation wen H did. According to those documts it was at the direction of one or more members of the trump Campain influence the election. Now, Cohen Wille housed I a medium security P outside -- not too far from new York . Th is the prison where he requeste serve outhat three-year sentence. Hetarts that sentence on March h,geor he also has to pay nearl $2 million in fines. Eays he will continue to cooperate wit prosecutors. Anks very much.

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