Jul 25 2018
But a source told CNN later Friday that the conversation on the tape is "not good for the president".
In the recording, Trump can apparently be heard discussing payments to a former Playboy model. "It was already out there, so no point in objecting except on principle", said Rudy Giuliani, Trump's personal attorney.
The recording was part of a large collection of documents and electronic records seized by federal authorities from the long-standing associate of Mr Trump earlier this year.
On the recording, Cohen and Trump discuss buying the rights to that contract from AMI, according to Giuliani, who described the contract as a "nondisclosure agreement".
Daniels, the adult-film star whose real name is Stephanie Clifford and who says she had an affair with Trump more than a decade ago, was paid $130,000 by Cohen days before the 2016 presidential election. It is unclear why they didn't, The Journal said.
McDougal signed a contract with American Media Inc., the company that owns the National Enquirer, which barred her from publicly speaking about the alleged affair before the 2016 election.
The tabloid sat on the story, preventing it from being made public in a practice known as "catch and kill".
McDougal has said she began a almost year-long affair with Trump in 2006 shortly after his wife, Melania, gave birth.
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Daniels and McDougal allege they had affairs with Trump around the same time, in 2006. The President ignored questions shouted at him about the subject, as he left the White House for a weekend at his golf club in New Jersey. "We have no knowledge of any of this", Hope Hicks, the campaign spokeswoman, said at the time, adding that McDougal's claim of an affair was "totally untrue".
"Rudy claims the tape is 'exculpatory, ' " Davis said, referring to Giuliani.
After The New York Times first revealed the existence of the tape - and Giuliani claimed the tape was exculpatory evidence that did no harm to Trump -- his legal team made a decision to remove any protection relating to the attorney-client relationship on this specific matter.
The source close to Cohen says that message was meant to send a clear message about the President's fitness for the job. NBC News has confirmed that report.
A self-described fixer for Trump for more than a decade, Cohen said past year he would "take a bullet" for Trump.
In response, Cohen attorney Davis tweeted, "The strategy of @realdonaldtrump @potus @RudyGiuliani is flawed; just as is #Trump's false #Twitter statement made against @michaelcohen212 this morning". But we know the Federal Bureau of Investigation has them, and that should make Mr. Cohen and his former client very uneasy. "Any attempt at spin cannot change what is on the tape". The source with knowledge also said Cohen's recording of the tape was not illegal, as NY is a one-party consent state for recordings.
His comments stoked speculation that he might co-operate with investigators against Mr Trump, although there has been no confirmation so far that he has done so.
After the initial raid on Cohen's office and hotel room, Trump unleashed a furious assault on Special Counsel Robert Mueller, saying of the raid, "It's an attack on our country ... what we all stand for".
Jul 23 2018
Class-action suits claim OSU ignored doctor's alleged sex abuse
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Jul 22 2018
Trump responds to Cohen taping: 'Your favourite president did nothing wrong'
When questioned about the allegations, President Trump has denied the affair and said he had no knowledge of any payment . It is unclear why Cohen and Trump sought to purchase the story from AMI and then did not complete the transaction.
Jul 21 2018
After Helsinki, Dems struggle over Trump, the term 'treason'
Trump said he had been "very strong on the fact that we can't have meddling, we can't have any of that". I will tell you though: "it better not be, it better not be", Trump told CBS News .
Jul 17 2018
Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth in The Crown season 3
Olivia replaces the utterly brilliant Claire Foy as Lizzie, a role which bagged her a Golden Globe for the Netflix series in 2017. But as for what we do know: today, Netflix released the first image of Colman as Her Majesty, and it is pretty much ideal .
Jul 17 2018
British royal family releases official photos of Prince Louis' christening
Princess Charlotte nearly stole the show - again - by affectionately holding her baby brother's hand during the shoot. The four official photos were taken at Clarence House in London after Louis was baptized in the chapel at St.
Jul 16 2018
Trump calls the European Union a foe of the United States
He added: "You wouldn't think of the European Union, but they're a foe". His grandfather Frederick Trump was born in Germany. In fact, Trump's father was born in New York City.
Jul 16 2018
John Giles: 'If Pogba has seen the light, France will win'
Here's a look at what's coming up at the World Cup , which is down to its last two matches: the third-place game Saturday in St. Petersburg between Belgium and England , and the final the following day in Moscow between France and Croatia .
Jul 16 2018
Tesla hits 200,000 U.S. sales, tax credit phase-out to commence
Tesla raised prices on its Model S and Model X by amounts between $20,000 and $30,000, depending on the model. Securities and Exchange Commission alleging the company has misled investors and put its customers at risk.
Jul 15 2018
Trump hits the links at his Scottish golf resort
Replying to that, Trump blamed former US President Barack Obama for not doing enough at the time to respond to the crisis. Putin as it seems to be, a meeting between the Russian President and his counterpart could not be more concerning", Sen.
Jul 14 2018
Nishikori predicts Wimbledon 'war' with Djokovic
I'm sure he's in good shape again. "You're saying in the point if I toss my racket like this I'm ruining the court?" Open in 2014, where he reached the final in his best ever performance at a Grand Slam.
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