Skip to comments.NY Times: Trump was recorded talking of paying Playboy model
Posted on 07/20/2018 10:36:41 AM PDT by COBOL2Java
NEW YORK (AP) President Donald Trumps former personal lawyer secretly recorded Trump discussing payments to a former Playboy model who said she had an affair with him.
The presidents current personal lawyer confirmed the conversation and said it showed Trump did nothing wrong, The New York Times reported Friday. ABC News and The Washington Post confirmed the report as well.
Citing lawyers and others familiar with the recording, The Times said attorney Michael Cohen made the recording two months before Trumps 2016 election. The newspaper said the FBI seized the recording during an April raid on Cohens office amid an investigation into his business dealings.
People familiar with the investigation have told The Associated Press that the raid sought, among other things, any information on payments made in 2016 to former Playboy model Karen McDougal, who says she had an affair with Trump in 2006. He denies it.
The Wall Street Journal revealed, days before the election, that the National Enquirer run by Trump supporter David Pecker had paid $150,000 to silence McDougal. At the time, Trump campaign spokeswoman Hope Hicks said, We have no knowledge of any of this.
Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani told the Times the Republican president did discuss the payments to McDougal with Cohen on the less than two-minute-long recording, but that the payment was never made.
Giuliani says Trump told Cohen that if he did make a payment, to do it by check so it could be documented.
Nothing in that conversation suggests that he had any knowledge of it in advance, Giuliani told the newspaper. In the big scheme of things, its powerful exculpatory evidence.
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Whatever happened to attorney - client privilege?
I wish the NYT had shown as much interest in Obama getting boinked by Reggie Love and Larry Sinclair.
So now being a Victim of Blackmail is the crime. BIZARRO WORLD.
Quite a change from when the democrats went nuts defending the right to privacy in the Congressional hearing about Strzoks texts
I’d pay her too.
The NY Times is drowning.
Too bad there is no one willing to rescue them.
This will separate his supporters from Trump, leading to his impeachment, probably even BEFORE this falls election.
Our president loves beautiful women. Grounds for impeachment in my opinion! LOL!
Hubba hubba . Ill be back in a few minutes. Something just came up.
Yeah, did a search, should have looked harder...
Released at precisely the time Lisa Page is singing like a canary.
President Trump has good taste in women.
He didnt rape her.
He didnt use campaign funds.
I dont care.
OMG HE HAD CONSENSUAL SEX WITH PLAYBOY MODEL BeFORE he ran for president.
Whats the issue here? That hes not an example of a Christian man?
Those who lead christianity are supporting gay marriage and transgenderism which are affronts to God. Trump being a typical warm blooded male is doing what any red blooded heterosexual male would do. Is he an adulterer? Yes. But its not a crime in the US!
Unlike Clinton who had sex with his employee which is unabashed sexual harassment even if consensual! (But still not a crime)
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