Trump: Cohen is lying

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President Donald Trump is accusing his former attorney of lying, saying Thursday on “Fox and Friends” he did not direct Michael Cohen to make hush money payments to women claiming to have had affairs with him.

 Also, the money for the deals, the president says, did not come from his campaign.

 “Those two counts aren’t even a crime, they’re not campaign finance,” Mr. Trump said.

 The president says Cohen lied to prosecutors to reduce his sentence on bank fraud and campaign finance violation charges.

 “If you can say something bad about Donald Trump and you’ll go down to two or three years, which is the deal he made, in all fairness, most people are going to do that, and I’ve seen it many times, I’ve had many friends involved in this stuff,” Mr. Trump said. “It’s called flipping and it almost ought to be illegal.”

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