Ever since Trump’s former personal lawyer Micheal Cohen came under investigation it has been speculated that the former fixer would reveal critical secrets about the POTUS.
Cohen is under investigation for his business dealings and his handling of negative stories about the POTUS, including, allegedly paying porn star Stormy Daniels $130,000 in hush money to hide an affair.
The plot thickened when the New York Times revealed that Cohen recorded a conversation with the POTUS in which they discussed paying hush money to a former Playboy model to cover up that alleged affair.
Trump spoke out about the tape on Saturday morning:
Inconceivable that the government would break into a lawyer’s office (early in the morning) – almost unheard of. Even more inconceivable that a lawyer would tape a client – totally unheard of & perhaps illegal. The good news is that your favorite President did nothing wrong!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 21, 2018
“Even more inconceivable that a lawyer would tape his client-totally unheard of and perhaps illegal.” Trump tweeted. “The good news is that your favorite President did nothing wrong!” he added.
HillReporter noted earlier today that “Trump’s own team may have leaked the Cohen tape.” The suspicion comes from the fact that the tape was considered to be covered under Attorney/client privilege. However, the White House waived that privilege. MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow noted that the leak may have been meant to undercut the value of Michael Cohen’s potential testimony to investigators.
Cohen was one of Donald Trump’s most loyal allies, but Cohen still protected himself. Newsweek says that Cohen recorded the phone call for insurance in case Trump ever turned against him.
Now there seems to be a good chance that the former Trump fixer might be ready to tell some of the POTUS’ most harmful secrets to Investigators. However, the POTUS and his team are not standing around waiting for the chips to fall. Trump continues to deny that he has ever paid hush money to keep his affair quiet. His former attorney seems to be telling a different story.