Donald Trump is talking about payoff’s of ‘hush money ‘ to the women he slept with on the side….
He has previously said in public he knew NOTHING about these payments….
President Trump on Monday said Democrats are “wrongly” calling a “simple private transaction” a “campaign contribution,” referring to payments made by his former attorney to two women who alleged affairs with the president more than a decade ago.
In a pair of early morning tweets, Trump claimed that a payment by Michael Cohen was “done correctly,” adding that he would not be liable if it was done incorrectly, and that Cohen was “just trying to get his sentence reduced.”
Trump’s tweets appeared to be prompted by comments by a Fox News host who said Democrats “can’t find a smoking gun tying the Trump campaign to Russia.” The president misspelled “smoking” as “smocking,” something he first did in August.
Cohen in August pleaded guilty to bank and tax fraud and two counts of campaign finance law violations related to payments he made during the presidential campaign to adult-film star Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal, a former Playboy model. He said in his plea at the time that he violated campaign finance law at the direction of the candidate, a reference to Trump.
Federal prosecutors in Manhattan last Friday filed documents that laid out allegations against Cohen, and stated that he violated campaign finance laws at the direction of “Individual-1,” whose description matches Trump.
Trump claimed in a tweet shortly after the filing was made public that the filing “Totally clears the president.” He did not provide additional context….