During a portion of an interview set to air on Thursday’s edition of the Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” President Trump stated that he knew about the payments made by Michael Cohen “Later on.” He added that the money for the payments came from him, not the campaign.
Co-host Ainsley Earhardt asked, “Did you know about the payments?”
Trump answered, “Later on I knew. Later on.”
He added, “They came from me. … In fact, my first question when I heard about it was, did they come out of the campaign? Because that could be a little dicey. And they didn’t come out of the campaign, and that’s big. But they weren’t — that’s not a — it’s not even a campaign violation. If you look at President Obama, he had a massive campaign violation, but he had a different attorney general, and they viewed it a lot differently.”
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