Friday, July 20, 2018

BREAKING Trump's Lawyer Recorded Trump Discussing Payment to Ex-Playmate

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The FBI is in possession of a recording between President Donald Trump and his former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, in which the two men discuss a payment to a former Playboy model who has alleged an affair with Trump, Rudy Giuliani confirmed to CNN.


The report of the tape was first reported by the New York Times. Trump, wobbly because of the reaction to his Helsinki press conference, the Deep State may be going in for the kill.

From the New York Times:

President Trump’s longtime lawyer, Michael D. Cohen, secretly recorded a conversation with Mr. Trump two months before the presidential election in which they discussed payments to a former Playboy model who said she had an affair with Mr. Trump, according to lawyers and others familiar with the recording...

The recording’s existence further draws Mr. Trump into questions about tactics he and his associates used to keep aspects of his personal and business life a secret. And it highlights the potential legal and political danger that Mr. Cohen represents to Mr. Trump. Once the keeper of many of Mr. Trump’s secrets, Mr. Cohen is now seen as increasingly willing to consider cooperating with prosecutors.


More from NYT:

Rudolph W. Giuliani, Mr. Trump’s personal lawyer, confirmed in a telephone conversation on Friday that Mr. Trump had discussed the payments with Mr. Cohen on the tape but said the payment was ultimately never made. He said the recording was less than two minutes and demonstrated that the president had done nothing wrong...

“Nothing in that conversation suggests that he had any knowledge of it in advance,” Mr. Giuliani said, adding that Mr. Trump had directed Mr. Cohen that if he were to make a payment related to the woman, write a check, rather than sending cash, so it could be properly documented.

“In the big scheme of things, it’s powerful exculpatory evidence,” Mr. Giuliani said.


Trump and Karen McDougal

Background from NYT:

The former model, Karen McDougal, says she began a nearly yearlong affair with Mr. Trump in 2006, shortly after Mr. Trump’s wife, Melania, gave birth to their son Barron. Ms. McDougal sold her story to The National Enquirer for $150,000 during the final months of the presidential campaign, but the tabloid sat on the story, which kept it from becoming public. The practice, known as “catch and kill,” effectively silenced Ms. McDougal for the remainder of the campaign.


  1. --- Trump, wobbly because of the reaction to his Helsinki press conference, the Deep State may be going in for the kill. ---

    It was Barzini.

  2. 3 trophy wives, a fling with a knock out model, and a one-nighter with a porn star. Why do some guys get all the luck?

  3. And this has to do with Trump Russian collusion in the 2016 election ... how?

  4. Seems like this will be more embarrassing than incriminating. With that being said, the fact that the deep state has to malign Trump by referencing that he fucked world class pussy bodes well for 45.

  5. Who cares about this? Amazing they can't tell us what a queer Obama was and still is (Larry Sinclair anyone?) or prosecute and find Hildebeast's missing emails. Oh well, at least Trump screws great looking women and does not have to rape them like Bill Clinton.

  6. I am curious why this does not fall under attorney/client privilege. You would think the ABA would be all over this.

    1. I'm guessing most of the leadership of the ABA also doesn't eat shellfish and are more inclined to protect one of their own rather then upholding any kind of standards.