July 24, 2018
I guess the thing is that if Rudy waived rights, he must not be that worried.
I don’t believe Trump did anything wrong. If he did, this wouldn’t be the thing that solves the case. I also don’t think it’s possible to embarrass him.
Cohen could be in trouble. I think Trump is going to sue him.
As I’ve said, the only reason he would have had to record these tapes in the first place would be to use them as blackmail or for some Jewish purpose.
Federal prosecutors in New York now have 12 audio recordings that were in the files seized from Michael Cohen, the former personal lawyer for President Donald Trump, a court filing revealed Monday. They include one in which Trump and Cohen discuss a potential payment to a Playboy model who claims she had an affair with Trump that had been revealed last week.
Rudy Giuliani, a lawyer for Trump, told Reuters that the other tapes are of discussions in which Cohen mentions Trump to another person.
Who is this person?
What was his plan there?
All 12 recordings were turned over to the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York last Friday after lawyers for Cohen and Trump withdrew their claim that the recordings should be protected from prosecutors’ eyes due to attorney-client privilege, said the filing by court-appointed watchdog Barbara Jones.
Lanny Davis, Cohen’s lawyer, said the tapes would speak for themselves.
Latest news @MichaelCohen212 tapes of conversations are being released by @realDonaldTrump & his legal team who own and waived the privilege. Will @RudyGiuliani call these tapes “exculpatory” again? As I noted before, the tapes will speak for themselves – spin can’t change facts.
— Lanny Davis (@LannyDavis) July 23, 2018
The nature of 11 of the recordings — and the people who can be heard on them — was not disclosed.
But one of those recordings is the tape on which Trump, two months before the 2016 presidential election, discusses with Cohen paying for the rights to the story of Playboy model Karen McDougal, who claims she had an affair with Trump a decade earlier. The existence of that tape came to light last Friday when Giuliani confirmed details of it to The New York Times.
Giuliani has said no payment was made by Trump to McDougal or for her story.
Wait, wasn’t it Stormy Daniels being discussed?
At the time of that recording, Cohen and Trump discussed buying the rights to McDougal’s story from American Media, the publisher of The National Enquirer, which had already purchased her story for $150,000. The Trump-friendly supermarket tabloid never ran her story that claimed she had an affair with Trump, in a tactic known by staffers at that newspaper as “catch-and-kill.”
Michael Avenatti, a lawyer for porn star Stormy Daniels, said on ABC News’ “This Week” on Sunday that there is more than just a single taped conversation between Trump and Cohen.
“I know the substance of some of the tapes,” Avenatti said on the program.
Why would he know what was on the tapes?
Is he working with Cohen?
This situation is stupid, it’s been stupid from the beginning, ain’t nothing going to happen.