With so much controversy following the sentencing of Michael Cohen and a plea deal cut with the National Enquirer, President Trump went on with Fox News to defend himself. In the interview with Harris Faulkner, the President went into his history with Michael Cohen, pointed out the Congressional “slush fund” that nobody says violates campaign finance laws, and claimed he isn’t even sure if the campaign ever paid “that tabloid,” referring to the National Enquirer.
Not bad for an interview with a many who’s supposedly about to be indicted, impeached, or both.
As he is wont to do, the President swung at his detractors. He referenced other similar incidences that didn’t yield the same type of attention that he’s getting and claims that this isn’t about the alleged crimes as much as it’s about going after him personally.
Prosecutors echoed Cohen’s claim that Trump orchestrated payments to former Playboy model Karen McDougal and adult film actress Stormy Daniels.
But Trump insisted in Thursday’s interview that the Cohen payments were “not a campaign finance violation.” He has previously tweeted that they were a “simple private transaction.”
“What he did was all unrelated to me except for the two campaign finance charges that are not criminal and shouldn’t have been on there,” Trump said of Cohen and the campaign-finance charges. “They put that on to embarrass me.”
While some are saying the President is in real trouble from two investigative bodies and the upcoming Democratic Congress gunning for him, he seems more annoyed than concerned. Will this blow over like everything else that goes against him? Probably.