“No, I’m not, because I’m an honest guy,” Trump said in an interview airing Monday on “Geraldo in Cleveland,” the New York Times reported. “And that stuff is unrelated to me. And that was Michael did that stuff. And Michael I mean you know, you know I have many, many lawyers. I have very big law firms I have that do my work.”
Geraldo Rivera, a Fox News commentator, asked the president if Cohen, who has pleaded guilty to campaign finance violations, had information that could be detrimental to him.
“I don’t know anything because, I’ll be honest, I do everything straight,” Trump said. “I do everything straight.”
Cohen, a longtime confidant and fixer for Trump, pleaded guilty in Manhattan federal court in August to eight counts, including paying off former porn star Stormy Daniels and Playboy model Karen McDougal to keep quiet about affairs they alleged they had with the president years ago.
He told federal prosecutors that he made the hush payments to the women “for the purpose of influencing the election” and at the direction of the “candidate.”