Trump Invokes ‘Advice-of-Counsel’ Defense in Campaign Probe

The advice-of-counsel defense is a real thing. But it can be risky.

  • Published 13 December 2018
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NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump offered a simple defense Thursday to accusations he broke campaign finance law by directing attorney Michael Cohen to orchestrate hush-money payments to conceal Trump's alleged affairs: He was following terrible advice from a bad lawyer. "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,'" Trump wrote on Twitter. The advice-of-counsel… Read at AP News