Trump was in the room during Michael Cohen’s hush-money discussions with National Enquirer: NBC
President Donald Trump during his meeting with Democratic leaders on December 11, 2018/Screenshot

After Donald Trump's fixer Michael Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison, the president tried out a series of excuses to distance himself from the disgraced attorney.

In the past, he's also claimed to be unaware of the payments made to porn star Stormy Daniels and Playboy model Karen McDougal to silence them ahead of the election.

But NBC reports that Donald Trump was in the room when Cohen agreed to pay the women the hush money.

"Donald Trump was the third person in the room in August 2015 when his lawyer Michael Cohen and National Enquirer publisher David Pecker discussed ways Pecker could help counter negative stories about Trump's relationships with women," NBC News writes.

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