Secret Trump-Cohen Tape Shows ‘An Obvious Fraud’

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A taped conversation between Donald Trump and his former lawyer, Michael Cohen, discussing financial payments has been released. and this is going to get interesting. "So sad!" the president says Wednesday on Twitter.

McDougal later sued, claiming that AMI paid for the story with the intention of burying it to protect Trump. "The end result is, no payments were made, no cash was given, so this is a big deal about nothing", Dershowitz said. The lawyer then told Stephanopoulos that Cohen is not seeking a pardon from Trump - ending the interview by revealing his client has "more tapes" of the president.

Fox told the assembled panel that she began speaking to Cohen nearly exactly a year ago, and in that time, he went from considering the Trumps to be as close as family to believing they are strategizing to discredit him as a means of "distraction" from the Russian Federation probe.

According to people familiar with the matter who spoke to the WSJ, the Federal Bureau of Investigation found that Cohen had intervened in a previously unreported dispute between Manigault-Newman and American Media Inc., the media company that paid a former Playboy model for her story on an alleged affair with Trump.

President Trump lashed out at his former lawyer Michael Cohen on Wednesday after Cohen released a tape on which the two discuss buying the story of a woman who said she had an affair with Trump.

President Trump speaks during a "Made in America Product Showcase" event at the White House on Monday.

In recent weeks, Cohen, who has not been charged with any crimes, has shown increasing signs of a willingness to turn against Trump. The other recordings are of conversations in which Cohen mentions the president to someone else, Giuliani said. Court filings said federal prosecutors have 12 recordings from Cohen, and CNN previously confirmed the recording with Trump is among those 12.

During the campaign, the Trump team denied any knowledge of the deal between McDougal and American Media, the magazine's parent company.

Lanny Davis, a lawyer for Mr. Cohen, told the Journal it had been "Michael Cohen's habit for many years to record conversations in lieu of taking notes".

Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani is on the record saying that it was Cohen who suggested paying off alleged former mistress Karen McDougal with cash - ostensibly to avoid a paper trail - but the tape clearly indictates it was Trump's idea, one that Cohen nixed immediately. McDougal's lawyer, Peter Stris, said Tuesday evening that the recording proves just the opposite.



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