Expert: Trump likely to avoid fallout among Republicans over Cohen plea

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): Although President Trump’s personal lawyer pleaded guilty this week to campaign finance law violations, don’t expect that to change his supporters’ minds.

Michael Cohen admitted in court that he paid off two women who claimed to have sexual relationships with the President in an effort to influence the 2016 election. Purdue Fort Wayne Political Science Professor Michael Wolf tells our Partners in News at ABC 21 he doesn’t expect it’ll have much of an impact on Trump’s popularity:

“It’s hard to move people off their partisan identification,” Wolf said. “Democrats will be drawn to and mobilized by this, but Republicans don’t want to find out information they don’t like about their President.”

Trump admitted in a Fox News exclusive interview that he knew about the payments, contradicting his earlier statements on the matter, but added that he did nothing illegal, and saying the money didn’t come from his campaign fund.


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