Attorney Michael Cohen suggested that President Donald Trump likely knew about his son and other top campaign officials meeting with a Russian attorney promising dirt on Hillary Clinton.
The 52-year-old Cohen was sentenced Wednesday to 36 months in prison for a variety of charges related to his work for the president, and he told ABC’s “Good Morning America” that Trump was lying when he said he never directed his attorney to break the law.
“I don’t think there is anybody that believes that,” Cohen told Stephanopoulos. “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.”
Cohen did not specifically address the June 9, 2016, meeting in Trump Tower, which remains under investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller, but he said the president could not be trusted about anything.
“He knows the truth. I know the truth. Others know the truth,” Cohen said. “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 has agreed to cooperate with investigators on a variety of matters, but he declined to discuss what he had already told them — and said he no longer had any reason to lie.
“I gave loyalty to someone who, truthfully, does not deserve loyalty,” he said.
Netanyahu cancels UN visit over post-poll ‘political context’
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has cancelled his planned visit to the United Nations General Assembly due to the "political context" in Israel, sources in his office told AFP Wednesday.
Initial results from Tuesday's general election show Netanyahu's Likud party tied with the Blue and White alliance of his main challenger, former army chief Benny Gantz.
According to Israeli media, with more than 90 percent of ballots counted, Netanyahu's right-wing Likud had 31 seats, while Gantz's Blue and White took 32 places in Israel's 120-member parliament.
If the results hold, it will be a major setback for Netanyahu, who hoped to form a right-wing coalition similar to his current administration as he faces possible corruption charges in the weeks ahead.
Whoopi Goldberg drops the hammer on Trump impeachment: ‘We’re a lawless country right now — open your eyes’
"The View" host Whoopi Goldberg urged viewers to open their eyes to President Donald Trump's lawlessness -- and demand accountability.
The show's panelists discussed former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski's testimony before the House Judiciary Committee, which co-host Abby Huntsman denounced as a "total embarrassment for democracy," and Goldberg said it was even worse than that.
"Even if you start to impeach him, he's there for the next two years," said Goldberg, who was wearing a wig from her upcoming role in Stephen King's "The Stand." "It's going to take that long. Look how long it took to impeach (Bill) Clinton."
Let me take you down: Strawberry Field opens to public
Beatles fans can now take a trip through the childhood sanctuary of John Lennon that inspired the seminal song "Strawberry Fields Forever", with the former children's home opening its doors to the public.
Lennon used to climb over the fence from his aunt's house, where he grew up, and play with other children at the Strawberry Field orphanage.
Its importance in shaping Lennon's personality was laid bare in the classic 1967 psychedelic hit.
Around 60,000 fans flock each year to the site to have their photographs taken outside the famous red gates, but until now have never been allowed beyond.