Trump Attorneys Waive Attorney-Client Privilege on Secret Recording, Sources Say

Stormy Daniels’ lawyer again demands release of Cohen’s alleged Trump tapes following NYT report

Trump tweeted on Saturday, lamenting how "inconceivable" it is that a lawyer would record a client without permission and suggesting that it's "perhaps illegal" to do so. The Wall Street Journal reported subsequently that the conversation took place in person. He said Trump did not know he was being recorded and claimed that the president had done nothing wrong. Speaking to the NYT, he said that the recording, less than two minutes long, would show that while the discussion of payments did occur, no payment was ever made and would prove that the current president did nothing wrong.

The recording was seized in April when Federal Bureau of Investigation agents raided Cohen's residences and office, seeking records related to McDougal and Cohen, among other documents.

Giuliani said no campaign funding was involved in the discussion between Trump and Cohen, who has distanced himself from Trump in recent months as the FBI investigates Cohen's business dealings.

Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani confirmed to The Times that Trump discussed payments to McDougal with Cohen, but he said that ultimately no payment was made.

"In the big scheme of things, it's powerful exculpatory evidence", he said. But if it turns out that there were multiple payments to women for the goal of aiding the Trump presidential campaign, which was formally launched on June 16, 2015, and those payments were not disclosed as campaign contributions, both the Federal Election Commission and the Department of Justice could potentially pursue claims against Trump and Cohen. Laws in NY governing the recording of phone conversations do not require two-party consent.

But Giuliani's claims that the tape does Trump no damage was disputed by a source close to Cohen who said that Giuliani is "trying to say what is bad is good".

The White House has said Trump denies having sex with Daniels.

"I think we need to bring this in-house", Cohen tells Trump, according to one person with knowledge of the recording. Giuliani also denied Trump had an affair with McDougal. An attorney for Cohen called Trump's statement "false".




"When the recording is heard, it will not hurt Michael Cohen".

Davis said "any attempt at spin can not change what is on the tape".

Ms McDougal says she had a 10-month affair with Mr Trump in 2006, a year after he Wednesday Melania Trump.

At this point, Cohen has not has any conversations with prosecutors in the Southern District of NY, one source says.

"We have no knowledge of any of this", she said.

In August 2016, AMI, the parent company of the National Enquirer, paid McDougal $150,000 for the right to her story but never published an article based on her account. The National Enquirer, however, did not publish the story.

According to the Times, the Justice Department seized the documents and recordings from Cohen's office in part to investigate whether payments to women alleging affairs with the president constituted illegal campaign contributions or violations of federal campaign finance laws.

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