US President Donald Trump has said he never directed his former private lawyer, Michael Cohen to break the law, a day after he was was sentenced to prison.
“He was a lawyer and he is supposed to know the law.” Trump tweeted of Michael Cohen, adding that he pleaded guilty “to embarrass the president”.
Cohen had blamed Trump’s influence and “dirty deeds” at his sentencing.
In a series of tweets on Thursday, Trump also insisted that he “did nothing wrong” in regards to campaign finance laws.
He said Cohen “probably was not guilty” of those campaign violations but pleaded guilty to benefit himself.
“As a lawyer, Michael has great liability to me!”