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Should you always know what your lawyer is doing for you?

As a New York judge handed down a three-year prison sentence for erstwhile Trump fixer Michael Cohen, President Trump was working overtime to distance himself from the scandal. On Twitter, the president claimed to have had no knowledge of the hush money payment Cohen made to porn star Stormy Daniels. Cohen, however, claims he made the payment at the direct behest of then-candidate Donald Trump. Some argue, while the Trump organization does employ many lawyers, it would seem imperative that the president knows what his personal lawyer was doing on his behalf. What do you think?

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The day after Cohen's sentencing, the president took to Twitter to lambast Cohen's behavior and accused him of making a false admission of guilt. Additionally, he claimed to have no knowledge of the payment Cohen made on his behalf to Stormy Daniels.

“I never directed Michael Cohen to break the law. He was a lawyer and he is supposed to know the law. It is called ‘advice of counsel,’ and a lawyer has great liability if a mistake is made. That is why they get paid," Trump wrote on Twitter across a flurry of posts Thursday morning. "Despite that many campaign finance lawyers have strongly stated that I did nothing wrong with respect to campaign finance laws, if they even apply, because this was not campaign finance."
"Cohen was guilty on many charges unrelated to me, but he plead to two campaign charges which were not criminal and of which he probably was not guilty even on a civil bases," the president continued. "Those charges were just agreed to by him in order to embarrass the president and get a much reduced prison sentence, which he did-including the fact that his family was temporarily let off the hook. As a lawyer, Michael has great liability to me!”

Trump claims he should not have to know what his lawyer is doing at all times, and that it is his counsel's responsibility to act in his best interest.

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Cohen, however, claims everything he did was at the urging of Donald Trump. 

Cohen, who pleaded guilty earlier this year to a series of felony counts, including two campaign-finance violations stemming from those hush payments, said under oath that he facilitated those expenditures at Trump's direction with the purpose of boosting his candidacy. Prosecutors wrote in court documents that the hush payments were made in coordination with then-candidate Trump.
...“I have been living in a personal and mental incarceration ever since the day that I accepted the offer to work for a real estate mogul whose business acumen that I deeply admired," Cohen told a federal judge at his sentencing in lower Manhattan on Wednesday, saying he worked to cover up Trump's "dirty deeds."
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