Trump claims Cohen’s hush money payments were legal


With legal pressure mounting since the convictions of President Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen and former campaign manager Paul Manafort, the president appeared Thursday on Fox News, trying to downplay his relationship with Cohen. He also spoke out about the hush money payments Cohen made to two women alleging sexual affairs with Trump, insisting the payments were legal. Meanwhile, Republicans on Capitol Hill fearing they’ll lose critical seats in the upcoming midterm elections had mixed reactions. NBC’s Kristen Welker reports for TODAY.