President Trump Insists ‘I Did Not Commit Campaign Finance Violations’

President Trump insisted Saturday morning that he “did not commit a campaign violation,” a claim that comes in the wake of his former confidant's allegations implicated him in wrongdoing. “Many people currently a part of my opposition, including President Obama & the Dems, have had campaign violations, in some cases for very large sums of money. These are civil cases. They paid a fine & settled. While no big deal, I did not commit a campaign violation!” Trump tweeted. Michael Cohen, who was long Trump’s personal lawyer, was sentenced to three years in December for breaking campaign finance law, among other crimes. Cohen admitted that he paid hush money to Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal, who both allege that they had affairs with Trump, so that they would keep quiet during election. Cohen claimed in court that these payouts were “at the direction” of then-candidate Trump. According to Politico, in 2013, the Federal Election Commission fined the 2008 Obama campaign $375,000 after it failed to provide notices for nearly 1,300 contributions totaling more than $1.8.