President Trump responded to his ex-lawyer Michael Cohen's sentencing to 3 years in prison in a series of tweets Thursday morning, disputing Cohen's campaign finance violations he says he committed on Trump's orders. Trump declared he "never directed Michael Cohen to break the law," but insinuated that if he had, Cohen should "know the law" and not commit a crime. Cohen "was guilty on many charges unrelated to me," Trump continued, but claimed Cohen wasn't guilty of his criminal campaign finance charges "even on a civil basis." Instead, Trump said Cohen pleaded guilty to paying off two women on Trump's behalf "to embarrass the president and get a much reduced prison sentence."

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