President Trump on Thursday doubled down on his assertion he did not break the law when he involved himself in a scheme to pay two women who alleged in the lead-up to the 2016 election that they had extramarital affairs with him.
“It was not a campaign contribution, and there were no violations of the campaign finance laws by me. Fake News!” Trump tweeted.
It was not a campaign contribution, and there were no violations of the campaign finance laws by me. Fake News!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 7, 2019
It remains unclear whether prosecutors will charge the president, but it seems like he has issued his statement on the matter.
The comments come after The New York Times reported Trump signed checks to reimburse his former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, while he was serving as president.
Cohen last year pleaded guilty to breaking campaign finance laws, in addition to other financial crimes, and lying to Congress. He was sentenced to three years in prison. Cohen implicated Trump in the scheme in court and in congressional testimony.