The F.B.I. seized the recording in a raid. Its existence recording highlights the potential legal and political danger that Mr. Cohen represents to the president.
SCOOP: FBI has secret recording Michael Cohen made of conversation he had with Trump two months before the election in which they discussed payments to Playboy model Karen McDougal. w/@maggieNYT @mattapuzzo https://t.co/XX3XlkAcH1
Michael Cohen secretly recorded a conversation with Trump two months before the presidential election in which they discussed payments to Playboy model Karen McDougal, who said she had an affair with Trump, NYT reports. The FBI has the recording. https://t.co/rcESeQp7Gx
Hope Hicks lying in the final line is reminder of how much poison the Trump paid liars pumped into the campaign. https://t.co/zMWWfpavXR
Lordy, there’s a tape. Appears to be the only one. @nytmike @mattapuzzo and me https://t.co/rUi0eh6wem
BOOM!!! —-> Michael Cohen Secretly Taped Trump Discussing Payment to Playboy Model via @NYTimes https://t.co/T5MDdhQwrl
"Mr. Cohen’s lawyers discovered the recording as part of their review of the seized materials and shared it with Mr. Trump’s lawyers, according to the three people briefed on the matter." https://t.co/UmDDduqy5f
The taped conversation took place two months before the election, a month after woman claiming affair w Trump was paid by AMI https://t.co/rUi0eh6wem
BREAKING NEWS FROM UPSIDE-DOWN WORLD! Best part? Rudy ("The Reality Is") Giuliani calling it "powerful exculpatory evidence" 🤣 #MelaniaBegsToDiffer 😠 https://t.co/PTtIg4PB6x
If Michael Cohen has tapes of Trump paying off Playboy models, what kind of tapes do you think Vladimir Putin has of Trump? And why is Devin Nunes trying to cover it up? https://t.co/nG2LlK1r0Y
If Trump’s own fixer can surreptitiously record him, folks, Putin definitely has tapes. https://t.co/6xqG2Evckb
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