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Trump says ex-lawyer’s hush payments ‘not even a campaign violation’

US President Donald Trump claims that hush payments made by his former lawyer before the 2016 election did not breach campaign finance rules.

“They didn’t come out of the campaign, they came from me and I tweeted about it,” Trump says in an interview with news show “Fox and Friends” about the payments. “It’s not even a campaign violation.”

Ex-attorney Michael Cohen told a federal judge Tuesday the payments were made at his boss’s request to women alleging affairs with Trump — who denies any knowledge at the time.

“Later on I knew,” Trump reiterates in the interview.

— AFP

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