Trump Tweets Cohen Taping 'Perhaps Illegal' but Denies Own Wrongdoing

Trump Tweets Cohen Taping 'Perhaps Illegal' but Denies Own Wrongdoing”

"You said Michael Cohen was very loyal and devoted to Trump", host Chuck Todd said to Nunberg.

Cohen's lawyer, Lanny Davis, declined to comment on Giuliani's assertions.

President Trump's legal team warned his former lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen, both publicly and privately, that he's in violation of attorney client privilege and has cautioned him against talking, Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani told ABC News. They included Paul Manafort, Trump's former campaign chairman who is now in jail awaiting trial; Donald Trump Jr., the president's eldest son; Jared Kushner, the president's son-in-law; Natalia Veselnitskaya, a Russian lawyer and lobbyist with close ties to the Kremlin; Rinat Akhmetshin, a Russian-American lawyer and former Soviet counterintelligence officer; Rob Goldstone, a publicist for Emin Agalarov, who is connected to Donald Trump Jr.'s attorney; and Ike Kaveladze, a Georgian-American executive at Aras Agalarov's real estate company.

Mr. Mueller wants to question the president about the tweets.

"Ultimately, I felt that he wasn't", Nunberg said.

The conversation was reportedly recorded in September 2016, two months before the 2016 presidential election. Nunberg defended their personal relationship to Todd, saying "he is a friend of mine", but doubled down on his disapproval of the recently revealed recordings. "Once again, I feel bad for what his family is going through".

"Sounds to me like someone is trying to make up stories in order to get himself out of an unrelated jam", Trump tweeted, adding: "(Taxi cabs maybe?). Cohen is facing a federal criminal investigation as well as legal scrutiny for NY taxicab companies he owns.

The New York State Bar Association calls such secret recording unethical.

The recording released by CNN features Cohen speaking to Trump about how to purchase the rights to the story of Karen McDougal, a former Playboy model who alleges she had an affair with Trump years ago. So Cohen's actions were not illegal.

Trump has continued to call special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election a "witch hunt".

Scaramucci said that during the campaign, there was a "major flurry of activity", and in June 2016, when the meeting occurred, there was work going on, including with Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort, to make sure the president's electoral success was going to be matched at the Republican National Convention. The president insinuated Cohen might be making up stories in order to cut a deal after the Federal Bureau of Investigation raided his home and office and seized financial records of Cohen's taxi medallion business.

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