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WSJ: Trump Paid Cohen to Rig Polls in Likely Campaign Finance Violation

HeadlineJan 18, 2019

Meanwhile, The Wall Street Journal reported that Donald Trump ordered Michael Cohen to rig online polls in Trump’s favor during the 2016 presidential campaign. Cohen reportedly paid for the service by handing the head of an IT firm a bag of cash containing more than $12,000. On Twitter, Cohen did not dispute the Journal’s report, and tweeted, “[W]hat I did was at the direction of and for the sole benefit of @realDonaldTrump @POTUS.” Campaign finance experts say the payment could be a criminal breach of campaign finance laws because Trump failed to report it to the Federal Elections Commission.

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