On Tuesday night, the recordings of Trump speaking to his lawyer about buying the rights to the playboy model’s story whom he had an affair with, aired on CNN. When former playboy model Karen McDougal decided to go public with her story, she went to the National Enquirer, who paid her for the story, but never aired it. Based off the audio we now have, it seems that Cohen and Trump were the ones behind that master plan so that the story would never make it out.
Cohen can be heard telling Trump he’ll set up a company and finance the whole thing. The company he chose was American Media, the company that publishes the National Enquirer. The two discuss the form of payment to the company and all. Trump can be heard telling Cohen to pay in cash, thought the audio is muffled.
Trump’s attorney, Rudy Giuliani tells Fox News, “There’s no indication of any crime being committed on this tape.”
Trump, of course, took his side of the story over to Twitter, tweeting:
What kind of a lawyer would tape a client? So sad! Is this a first, never heard of it before? Why was the tape so abruptly terminated (cut) while I was presumably saying positive things? I hear there are other clients and many reporters that are taped – can this be so? Too bad!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 25, 2018
Written by Clarke Jones