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Trump lashes out at Michael Cohen after release of recording

Trump lashes out at Michael Cohen after release of recording”

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.

Lanny Davis, who served in the Bill Clinton White House, was recently hired to represent former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen in the midst of a scandal about an ex-Playboy model.

The New York Times first reported on the existence of the recording last week, but Trump said it was "inconceivable" that a lawyer like Cohen would secretly record a client like that.

"I need to open up a company for the transfer of all of that info regarding our friend David, so that I'm going to do that right away", Mr Cohen says in the recording. Cohen has a lot more information to release, and he apparently doesn't care whether it puts Trump in harm's way. The audio is muffled but Trump can be heard saying to "pay with cash", and Cohen says, "no, no".

President Trump's longtime attorney and fixer is officially no longer on Team Trump, Cohen's lawyer told Axios on Wednesday.

"It sounds like Cohen is not as loyal to the president as he once was", Dershowitz, a Harvard Law professor emeritus, said on "Fox & Friends". The contents of the other tapes are unclear.

"Michael Cohen has made a turn", Davis told Axios on Wednesday.

Davis told ABC that Cohen was not seeking a preemptive pardon from Trump and that Cohen "has turned a corner in his life, and he's now dedicated to telling the truth to everyone".

NY is a "one-party consent" state, meaning that in general, it is legal to record a conversation as long as at least one party agrees, even if that person is the one doing the recording.

Trump's lawyers waived attorney-client privilege for Trump regarding this recording.

In 2011, Manigault-Newman threatened to file a lawsuit over AMI's coverage of her brother's murder. Federal prosecutors investigating Cohen are in possession of 12 audio recordings seized during raids of Cohen's home, office and hotel room, according to new court filings. He says Trump actually says, "Don't pay with cash", showing Trump was not trying to hide the potential payment to a media company to keep model Karen McDougal's story from becoming public. Trump took to Twitter this morning to express outrage about Cohen's recording him in the first place. "I agree with you the tape is a little bit hard to hear".



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