Michael Cohen is speaking out for the first time since a federal judge sentenced Donald Trump's former lawyer to three years in prison.
In an interview with Good Morning America's George Stephanopoulos, he refuted Trump's claim that Cohen acted on his own when he paid off two women who alleged to have had affairs with Trump. Cohen insists that Trump directed him to make the payments because he “was very concerned about how this would affect the election” if word of their affairs was made public.
He added, "First of all, nothing at the Trump organization was ever done unless it was run through Mr. Trump. He directed me to make the payments, he directed me to become involved in these matters. He knows the truth. I know the truth. Others know the truth. And here is the truth: People of the United States of America, people of the world, don't believe what he is saying. The man doesn't tell the truth. And it is sad that I should take responsibility for his dirty deeds.”
Cohen was also asked whether he thinks Trump is telling the truth about the Russia probe and he simply answered, "No." (ABC News)