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Ex-personal lawyer says Trump knew of hush payments

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump directed the payment of hush money to two women during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign and knew that doing so was wrong, his former personal lawyer Michael Cohen said in a television interview that aired on Friday. “He directed me to make the payments. He directed me to become involved in these matters,” Cohen told ABC News. Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison this week on multiple charges, some related to the payments made to porn star Stormy Daniels and former Playboy…