President Trump falsely claimed to Fox News that the hush-money payments arranged by Michael Cohen did not break the law.
Said Trump: “My first question when I heard about it was, ‘did they come out of the campaign?’ Because that could be a little dicey. But they didn’t come out of the campaign and that’s big. It’s not even a campaign violation.”
Jonathan Chait: “That is not a defense. That is why it’s a crime. If the money came from the campaign, it would have been legal.”Save to Favorites