Cohen: Special counsel has 'substantial amount of information that corroborates' my testimony

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump knocks BuzzFeed over Cohen report, points to Russia dossier DNC says it was targeted by Russian hackers after fall midterms BuzzFeed stands by Cohen report: Mueller should 'make clear what he's disputing' MORE's former lawyer Michael Cohen hit back at allies of the president on Friday for seeking to discredit his testimony to the special counsel telling ABC's "Good Morning America" that the special counsel office had informed him that it had evidence corroborating some of his claims.

Cohen, who was sentenced this week to three years in prison for his role in a hush-money scheme targeting women accusing the president of affairs during the 2016 election, told George Stephanopoulos that Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE's team had told him his testimony had been found to be "credible."

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"The special counsel stated emphatically that the information that I gave to them was credible," Cohen said Friday.

"There's a substantial amount of information that they possess that corroborates the fact that I am telling the truth," he continued.

Cohen went on in the interview to say that he was "done" protecting Trump, his former boss, from claims that the president was involved in illegal campaign contributions related to payouts Cohen made to Stormy Daniel and Karen McDougal, two women who threatened to tell their stories of affairs with the president in 2016.

"I'm done with the lying. I'm done being loyal to President Trump," Cohen said. "And my first loyalty belongs to my wife, my daughter, and this country."

 

The president has dismissed Cohen's claims that he directed the payments in recent days, arguing that the contributions were not criminal in nature.

"They put that on to embarrass me," Trump said of the campaign finance-related charges on Thursday.

Trump has also directly attacked Cohen, calling him a "weak" person and accusing Cohen of lying about Trump's business dealings in Moscow to secure a better deal.

“He's a weak person and what he's trying to do is get a reduced sentence,” Trump told reporters. ”So, he's lying about a project that everybody knew about.”