Trump lawyer recorded it talking about payments to Playboy ex-model, according to NYT

Michael Cohen, a lawyer for US President Donald Trump, allegedly recorded a conversation before the election in which both spoke about payments to a former Playboy ex-model who claimed to have had an affair with the tycoon, according to the newspaper. The New York Times.

The newspaper cites lawyers and other sources familiar with the recording, seized by the FBI during a search of Cohen’s office, to whom it is investigating for its involvement in payments to women with the aim of silencing potentially damaging news for Trump before the elections. of 2016.

The federal criminal investigation seeks to clarify whether those payments violated the electoral campaign financing laws, and during the search in April the FBI confiscated several documents proving a transfer of $ 130,000 from Trump’s lawyer to porn actress Stormy Daniels.

According to the newspaper, the agents also obtained documents linked to two other women, one of them Karen McDougal, a Playboy ex-model who claimed to have had a one-year romance with Trump in 2006 and was identified this Friday. like the woman in the recording.

McDougal saw the opportunity to sell his story and opted to give an interview for $ 150,000 to the National Enquirer tabloid, whose chief executive, David J. Pecker, is friends with Trump and chose not to publish any information.

Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudolph Giuliani, confirmed to the NYT on Friday that the president speaks in the recording – of less than two minutes – with Cohen about the payment to the woman, but clarified that the transfer was not made, so the document is “a powerful exculpatory test”.

“Nothing in that conversation suggests that (Trump) had any knowledge in advance about it,” Giuliani said, adding that the tycoon told Cohen that if he had to make a payment he would document it on a check, instead of resorting to money in cash.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here


Kim Jong Un meets with the Military Commission to discuss increasing the country’s military capacity

The leader of North Korea, Kim Jong Un, met this Sunday with the Central Military Commission of the Labor Party to decide on organizational,...

Trump faces pressure after declaring an emergency to raise the wall

 The national emergency decreed by the president, Donald Trump, for the construction of a wall on the border with Mexico without the support...

Pelosi awarded for being “the most important woman” of US politics

 Washington, June 5 - The president of the House of Representatives of the United States, Nancy Pelosi, was awarded the "Profile in Courage" Prize...

Six iconic lifeguard booths off Miami Beach

Six of the iconic and colorful lifeguard stands located along the famous beach of Miami Beach have gone on auction online, with starting prices...

The year in which the Islamic State lost its caliph and its caliphate

The terrorist group remains a threat with a strong presence in particular in Africa Almost five years after Abu Bakr al Baghdadi proclaimed the...