USA Today: Trump’s claims about Cohen’s campaign-finance admissions make no sense, experts say
USA Today: Trump's claims about Cohen's campaign-finance admissions make no sense, experts say
WASHINGTON – On television and on Twitter, President Donald Trump is arguing that the two campaign-finance crimes his former lawyer Michael Cohen admitted to aren’t actually crimes.
Campaign-finance experts say his arguments don’t make much sense. …
Trump’s arguments that the money came from him don’t help his legal cause should he ever face charges himself, said Paul Ryan, a top lawyer for Common Cause. Cohen first admitted paying off Daniels in response to a formal complaint from Common Cause.
“These statements do the opposite of what he intends,” Ryan said. “They don’t prove his innocence. They, in fact, underscore his guilt.”