Cohen to CNN's Cuomo: I Made Stormy Payment 'on My Own'

Cohen to CNN's Cuomo: I Made Stormy Payment 'on My Own'

President Trump lashed out at his former lawyer Michael Cohen on Wednesday after Cohen released a tape on which the two discuss buying the story of a woman who said she had an affair with Trump.

Mr Trump has denied any affair took place.

The recording of Cuomo was among them, the Journal reported, adding Cohen recorded his conversations with multiple reporters.

During Mr Cohen's years, the Trump Organisation sought opportunities in some colourful locales. Mr Cohen's response is clear: "No, no, no".

In the recording, Trump can be heard saying "pay with cash".

Giuliani said Trump told Cohen that if he did pay McDougal, it should be in the form of a check instead of cash so that it could be properly recorded, The Times reported. Davis is a columnist for The Hill. Giuliani confirmed to NBC News that Trump's team waived the privilege protections over that recording.

Did Trump say "Pay in cash" or did he say "Don't pay in cash"?

When previously questioned about Ms McDougal, President Trump had denied the affair and said he had no knowledge of any payment. "After Michael Cohen mentioned financing". Trump on Wednesday suggested the tape was cut just as he was "presumably saying positive things", although there was no evidence of that.

"The tape contradicts Giuliani", Davis continued.

Throughout the interview, Davis painted Cohen as a victim of attacks by Trump, Giuliani and their allies.




The Enquirer's chairman, David J. Pecker, is a personal friend of Trump's, and McDougal has accused Cohen of taking part in the deal.

Cohen reportedly made a decision to flip on Trump over feelings of personal betrayal, not as part of any significant legal strategy. "The other goal here was to keep the story from being put in the press by lying to her and telling her, "We'll pay you $150,000, you don't talk to anybody else and we'll publish your story" - when they never meant to publish it".

"Denials and tweets in all caps do not make campaign finance violations go away", said Karen Hobert Flynn, president of Common Cause. That may explain why prosecutors did not follow typical Justice Department protocol to avoid subpoenaing news organizations when possible, and to give journalists advance warning when demanding documents or other information.

Mr Trump is then heard saying "cheque".

Moreover, Cohen has only worked for Trump since 2006, and he never operated as a traditional lawyer. "The good news is that your favorite President did nothing wrong!"

One of lawyer Michael Cohen's surreptitiously recorded tapes was of a conversation with a CNN reporter in which he said paying off Stormy Daniels was an act he did "on my own", the Wall Street Journal reported.

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

Just days ahead of the presidential election, Trump spokesperson Hope Hicks told the Wall Street Journal on its report of the $150,000 U.S. payment to McDougal: "We have no knowledge of any of this".

"I need to open up a company for the transfer of all that info regarding our friend David", Cohen says.

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