More Tapes! Trump Shocked To Learn Cohen Recorded Number Of Their Calls

Aaron Brown
July 25, 2018

"The good news is that your favorite President did nothing wrong!".

Trump was suggesting that there might be legal consequences for Cohen for breaching the attorney-client privilege.

Cohen, Trump's longtime personal lawyer now under criminal investigation in NY for his business dealings, has been openly questioning Trump's fitness as president since Trump's widely criticized press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Finland last week according to sources who spoke with Axios.

Cohen's lawyer, Lanny Davis, fired back at Trump with a tweet later Saturday morning, saying the president's statement against Cohen was false and mocking the Trump legal team's strategy as "flawed".

Before the election, the Trump campaign denied any knowledge of payment to McDougal, but the taped conversation could undermine those denials. "The passage of time has only made that clearer, with these tapes the latest evidence".

His campaign had said it knew nothing about any payment to ex-centrefold model Karen McDougal.

AMI, American Media Inc., is the parent company of the National Enquirer.

Trump had apparently been unaware of the recordings until he was told about them earlier this week.

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The other woman, adult film actress Stormy Daniels, says Cohen paid her $130,000 in exchange for her silence about an affair she says she had with Trump in 2006.

President Trump on Saturday described former lawyer Michael Cohen's taping of a private conversation between them as "totally unheard of & perhaps illegal", but he reassured supporters that he has done nothing wrong. President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen has been under criminal investigation for months over his business dealings, and FBI agents last week raided his home, hotel room, office, a safety deposit box and seized two cellphones. Moscow denies US allegations that it interfered in the election and Trump denies any campaign ties to Russian officials. It was later revealed that the White House may have leaked the tape.

In past comments, Mr Trump has also referred to the court-ordered seizure as a "break-in", though Mr Cohen has been more sanguine, saying the Federal Bureau of Investigation agents were courteous and respectful. Giuliani said it was less than two minutes long and that Trump was not aware that the call was being recorded. " Former AMI employees told The New Yorker that Pecker often buys the rights to a story in order to bury it - a tabloid-industry practice called "catch and kill".

What has Trump previously said?

Federal prosecutors in NY are investigating Mr Cohen for possible bank and tax fraud, and for possible campaign law violations linked to a $130,000 payment to adult film actress Stormy Daniels and other matters related to Mr Trump's campaign, a person familiar with the investigation has told Reuters. Although Trump charged in his tweet that the Federal Bureau of Investigation broke into Cohen's office, the agency was executing court-approved warrants in conducting the searches.

The recording was first reported Friday by The New York Times.

"There's nothing that's stopping Michael Cohen from releasing the audio recordings that he made between him and the president concerning my client, Ms. McDougal, and others", Avenatti said.

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