Former Trump “fixer” Michael Cohen on Thursday admitted that he paid Jerry Falwell Jr.’s technology officer cash in exchange for rigging online polls to help Donald Trump.
What’s more, Cohen said that he did it under orders from Trump himself.
“What I did was at the direction of and for the sole benefit of Donald Trump,” Cohen wrote. “I truly regret my blind loyalty to a man who doesn’t deserve it.”
— Michael Cohen (@MichaelCohen212) January 17, 2019
A Wall Street Journal report from earlier on Thursday claimed that Cohen handed tech businessman John Gauger, who is now the chief information office at Jerry Falwell Jr.’s Liberty University, a bag full of cash in exchange for his help rigging online polls in early 2015.
This is not the first time that Cohen has implicated Trump in wrongdoing, as he pleaded guilty to making illegal campaign contributions via hush-money payments to the president’s former mistresses under orders from Trump himself.