Michael Cohen could face 'fraud charges' after lawyer admits Trump wasn't told about Stormy NDA: law professor
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David Schwartz, an attorney for Trump lawyer Michael Cohen, may have put his client in legal hot water on Wednesday when he admitted that President Donald Trump did not know about a hush agreement with adult film actress and alleged Trump mistress Stormy Daniels.


Schwartz made the admission during an appearance on CNN.

"The president was not aware of the agreement. At least Michael Cohen never told him about the agreement. I can tell you that," Cohen's lawyer told CNN's Erin Burnett. "He was not aware of any of it [the payoff or the non-disclosure agreement]."

Legal experts have asserted that the fact that the hush agreement is not valid if one of the parties knew nothing about.

But Schwartz may have committed an even worse sin by putting his client, Michael Cohen, in legal jeopardy.

Georgetown University law professor David Super told The Washington Post that Schwartz interview on CNN was "amazing" because it opens Cohen up to "fraud charges."

“If true, that opens up Cohen and anyone else involved in soliciting the agreement to fraud charges because the agreement certainly purports to make commitments, beyond the money, that only Trump could make,” Super explained. “They could, I suppose, claim that they had broad authority to commit him without specific approval, but the agreement does not suggest that at all.”

The White House has yet to confirm or deny whether Trump knew about the agreement at the time it was drafted. Trump's spokespeople have since said that the president denies the affair.