As if allegations of corruption, treason and collision couldn’t get any worse for President Trump, today the New York Times has just revealed that the President’s former attorney, Michael Cohen, had secretly recorded a conversation with the President about payments Playboy model Karen McDougal.
According to the New York Times, in September 2016, just two months prior to the Presidential election, Cohen and the President had a phone call where they discussed payments to former Playboy model, believed to be Karen McDougal, who said that she had an affair with Mr. Trump.
Cohen’s attorneys first discovered the secret recording while reviewing information seized from their client’s home and office. They then shared the existence of this material with Trump’s attorneys at the time.
“Nothing in that conversation suggests that he had any knowledge of it in advance. In the big scheme of things, it’s powerful exculpatory evidence,” trump’s attorney, Rudy Giuliani said.
Federal prosecutors will certainly be interested in this material as they examine whether or not illegal political donations were made to the Trump campaign by Cohen, and if he used his own funds to cover up potentially damaging material to the Campaign. If this is the case, multiple federal elections laws may have been violated.
Additionally, the fact that Michael Cohen was secretly recording Trump right before the election, and the FBI now is in possession of these recordings, certainly doesn’t bode well for the President if any other nefarious activities were discussed on these calls.