Donald Trump’s new excuse for Michael Cohen committing crimes at his direction to pay off his mistresses: “He’s supposed to know the law.” One problem with Trump’s delusional excuses….he doesn’t get to decide what’s criminal and what isn’t.

Trump tweeted: “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,” and a lawyer has great liability if a mistake is made.”

“That is why they get paid. Despite that many campaign finance lawyers have strongly stated that I did nothing wrong with respect to campaign finance laws, if they even apply, because this was not campaign finance.”

“Cohen was guilty on many charges unrelated to me, but he plead to two campaign charges which were not criminal and of which he probably was not guilty even on a civil basis,” he wrote in a second tweet.

“Those charges were just agreed to by him in order to embarrass the president and get a much reduced prison sentence, which he did-including the fact that his family was temporarily let off the hook. As a lawyer, Michael has great liability to me!”

Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison on tax evasion, campaign finance violations, lying to Congress and lying to a financial institution on Wednesday. Federal Judge William Pauley also cited federal prosecutors’ finding that Donald Trump committed two felonies when he instructed Cohen to pay off Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal (who was paid off by AMI on Trump’s behalf).

Shortly after Cohen was sentenced, the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York released a press release stating that AMI, parent of the National Enquirer, and its CEO, David Pecker (Trump’s pal) had reached an agreement to avoid charges. The agreement backed up Cohen’s claims about the payoff to Karen McDougal.

The fact remains that Michael Cohen committed two felonies at the direction of Donald Trump, named as Individual-1 in the sentencing memos. I’m sure there is corroborating evidence to back up those claims. In other words, Donald Trump is f*cked.