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Michael Cohen says he tried to rig 2015 polls in Trump’s favor

US President Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen paid a polling company thousands of dollars to rig early online polls in the 2016 presidential elections in favor of Trump, the Wall Street Journal reports.

The attempts were unsuccessful, according to the report.

It said Cohen paid John Gauger, who owns RedFinch Solutions LLC, between 12,000 and 13,000 dollars to manipulate CNBC and Drudge polls in 2015.

Confirming the report, Cohen tells CNN that his actions were “at the direction of and for the sole benefit of Donald J. Trump. I truly regret my blind loyalty to a man who doesn’t deserve it.”

This combination of pictures created on April 11, 2018, shows Michael Cohen (L) and US President Donald Trump. (Mark Wilson and Nicholas Kamm/various sources/AFP)
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