Federal Investigators Have More Than 100 Trump-Related Tapes From Cohen

Federal Investigators Have More Than 100 Trump-Related Tapes From Cohen

Cohen is under criminal investigation by the United States attorney's office in Manhattan for his personal financial dealings, including the payment he made to porn actress Stormy Daniels on Trump's behalf before the election, though he has not been charged with any wrongdoing.

"I need to open up a company for the transfer of all of that info regarding our friend David", Cohen said in the recording, likely a reference to American Media head David Pecker.

In the unwieldy tape, Cohen and Trump appear to be discussing plans to set up a shell company buy the rights to McDougal's story, which was purchased by American Media Inc. Collins said she told them she was being banned because "you don't like the questions I asked", and they responded that her network wasn't banned, "but you are not invited to the Rose Garden today". "And, I spoke to Allen about it".

In the tape, Mr Trump and Mr Cohen talk about buying the rights to Ms McDougal's story, which she had sold a month earlier to the National Enquirer for US$150,000 (S$204,000). "As his aides work to keep him insulated from the outside world, Mr. Trump is doubling down in his efforts to tell supporters to trust him over the words of critics and news reports". To the extent that his legal travails spill over onto the president, it's worrisome to the White House.

In that tweet, Trump said it was "inconceivable that a lawyer would tape a client", adding: "The good news is that your favorite President did nothing wrong!" Instead, he brought potential licensing deals to the president's attention for years and also worked with the career criminal and Trump business partner Felix Sater on a proposal for a Trump project in Moscow.

Trump's lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, later disclosed the president reimbursed Cohen through a monthly retainer, but had not learned of the deal with the porn actress until later.

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When the Federal Bureau of Investigation raided Cohen's office in April, it seized 4 million other documents, many of which have proven to be outside attorney-client privilege. Nearly 71 years old, he joined the company after graduating from college and worked for the president's father, Fred, as an accountant.

Media captionWas Trump's Stormy Daniels payment legal?

If Trump made the alleged payments with his own funds, and made the payments strictly for personal, not campaign reasons, he could be legally in the clear. Weisselberg hasn't been charged with any wrongdoing. When it comes time for the financing, which will be. Could Trump have paid a woman to abort his own child?

Giuliani said later he was unconcerned about Cohen moving to cooperate with federal prosecutors against Trump, telling CNN that he did not know what Cohen would have to "flip over". His two elder sons bragged of ties to Russian Federation.

Unlike the Trump family, Weisselberg has preferred to remain out of the spotlight over the last few decades, quietly tending to the Trump Organization's operations. People in litigation say things about one another then they settle and everything is fine.

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