Tuesday, 11 Dec 2018

Trump finds the “inconceivable” attorney “slams the client amid the claim of the Playboy model

Donald Trump said that he found "inconceivable" that a lawyer is recording discussions with a client, following the disclosure that his former personal attorney secretly recorded their conversation about a potential payment for an ancie n Playboy model who claimed to have had an affair with the US president before the 2016 elections.

The recording was part of a large collection of documents and electronic records seized by federal authorities earlier this year from Michael Cohen, a long-time associate and self-appointed "fixator" for the president American.

tweet, Mr. Trump called such a recording "totally unknown and possibly illegal".

He also stated: "The good news is that your favorite president has done nothing wrong!"

M . Cohen had been in the habit of recording conversations, unbeknownst to those he was talking to.

The Law of the State of New York allows the recording of conversations with the sole consent of a party; other jurisdictions require all parties that they accept a registration. It is not immediately clear where Mr. Trump and Mr. Cohen were at the time the registration was made.

The recording concerns an old central playboy (AP)

The recording of Cohen adds to the questions of whether Mr. Trump tried to Stifle prejudicial stories before the elections.

His campaign had stated that he knew nothing about any payments to former model Karen McDougal. It could also confuse the president further in a criminal investigation that targeted Mr. Cohen for months.

Transparency groups and Democrats argued that the secret efforts to silence Mr. Trump's accusers, including a payment to Stormy Daniels investigated by the Federal Election Commission as potential violations of the funding laws of campaign, which require the disclosure of campaign expenses.

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Mr. Trump's legal advisers argued that any payment to the accusers would have been made regardless of his presidential election.

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The former Trump Loyalist, Mr. Cohen, has hired a new lawyer, Lanny Davis, veteran of the White House Clinton era, and disassociated himself from the president because both remain under investigation. Mr. Cohen has not been charged with a crime.

Trump's current lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, said the payment has never been made and that the brief recording shows that Mr. Trump has done nothing wrong.

million. Giuliani said: on the tape has never occurred, but what is important is: if it happened, the president said that it must be done correctly and it must be done by check " to keep a record of it. "

M. Davis said: "Any attempt to rotate can not change what is

" When the recording is heard, it will not hurt Mr. Cohen. "

The recording was reported for the first time on Friday by the New York Times.

The FBI attacked Mr. Cohen's hotel room office in April, seeking partial payment information from Ms. McDougal and porn actress S tormy Daniels, who received a $ 130,000 payment from Mr. Cohen prior to the election to remain silent about a sexual relationship that he claims to have had with Mr. Trump.

L & # 39; FBI investigation is distinct from the investigation of Special Adviser Robert Mueller on the electoral interference in 2016 and the potential obstruction of justice by those who are on the President's orbit [19659002MrTrumpdescribedthisincursionas"inconceivableintheofficeofalawyer(earlyinthemorning)"

In his previous comments, Mr. Trump also referred to the court-ordered seizure of "burglary", although Mr. Cohen was more optimistic , saying that the FBI agents were courteous and respectful.

million. Trump, who has been describing himself for more than a decade, said last year that he was going to "take a ball" for Mr. Trump.

But he told ABC News in an interview broadcast this month that he was now putting "family and country first" and would not let anyone portray him as "a villain of this story".

On Twitter, he was cleaning Mr. Trump's pictures from a profile that previously identified him as "Donald J Trump's personal attorney".

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