Michael Cohen says he didn't extort Falwell for Trump endorsement

Cohen told CNN he’s been friends with the Falwells for years and that his work on behalf of Falwell had nothing to do with Trump. Falwell was one of the first prominent evangelicals to back Trump’s presidential campaign, at a time when most social conservatives favored other candidates.

“There is absolutely no connection between the photos and my personal request to the Falwells to assist the Trump campaign,” Cohen said.

Falwell told The Washington Post that someone had stolen racy photos from his phone that showed him and his wife in their backyard.

“They weren’t fully nude,” Falwell said. “They were just pictures of my wife. I was proud of how she looked.”