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    Trump Slams Michael Cohen, Says Hush Money ‘Not a Crime’

    President Donald Trump took to both Twitter and Fox News yesterday to deride his former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, whose guilty plea in court this week implicated the president in a federal crime. While calling former campaign chief Paul Manafort, convicted of fraud Tuesday, a “brave man” who refused to “break,” Trump said the hush money “came from me,” rather than illegally from campaign coffers. “The president has done nothing wrong,” maintained the White House, as both parties geared up for the court proceedings’ effect on midterm voters.

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