The former lawyer to US President Donald Trump, Michael Cohen, has admitted to paying a man to rig online polls in favour of the current President.
Cohen confessed that in 2015, he paid John Gauger, the head of a tech firm, to manipulate votes for Trump in an online poll for CNBC.
Cohen said he also did the same thing in an online poll for website Drudge Report,
“What I did was at the direction of and for the sole benefit of @realDonaldTrump @POTUS. I truly regret my blind loyalty to a man who doesn’t deserve it,” the New York Lawyer wrote on Twitter.
The lawyer was last year accused of handling illegal payments to women who claimed that they had had sexual relationships with Donald Trump including porn star Stormy Daniels.
Cohen was sentenced to three years in jail but is still a free man as he is cooperating fully with law enforcement in their investigation of the President over suspicions of collusion with Russia and campaign finances.
The report that Gauger was paid to rig polls for the American President first appeared in the Wall Street Journal who also reported that the tech guy was promised $50,000 but was only paid $12,000.