Government seized more than 100 Trump-related tapes from Cohen

Former Playboy model Karen Mc Dougal says she had a months-long affair with Donald Trump after they met in 2006

In the at-times muddled recording, Mr Cohen says he wants to set up a company to acquire the rights off American Media, the company that owns the Enquirer.

Mr Giuliani said Mr Cohen, as Trump's lawyer, thought it would be best if he could buy the rights to Ms McDougal's story and the recording captures the two of them discussing how to do that, the NYT reported. (AMI), which owns the National Enquirer.

The tape then cuts off abruptly - a fact the president jumped on.

Trump's new attorney Rudy Giuliani claims Trump said "don't pay with cash", sticking with his previous claims that Trump wanted everything on paper. A representative for the company did not immediately return a call seeking comment on the case, the Cohen recording or whether it held any discussion about the transfer of the rights to Trump. The company paid McDougal for her story about her rumored affair with the president but never published it, effectively gagging McDougal. The company had just paid $150,000 USA to model Karen McDougal for the rights to her story about an alleged affair with Trump in 2006.

Alan Futerfas, a lawyer for the Trump Organization, denied that the audio proved that Trump was offering to pay in cash.

Without any claim to attorney-client privilege, investigators - including those working on special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation - would have free reign to examine a slew of documents and tapes about Trump and Cohen's business dealings.

When he released the tapes of President Trump and his former lawyer Michael Cohen, Cohen's lawyer not only caused a media firestorm, but he may have also pulled back the curtain on Trump's systematic tactics to quiet women from his past. Giuliani has said the payment was never made.

During an interview on Fox News, Napolitano explained why the secretly recorded tape could be concerning for Trump and his associates. The conversation addressed an alleged payment to a former Playboy model who is alleged to have had an affair with Trump in 2006.

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The app mentions the names and contact numbers of all polling stations, policemen deployed on duty and related officers. Respondents listed top two election issues as access to clean water and gas for cooking, each at 17 per cent.

Trump is legally bound to disclose campaign donations and expenditures, and the payments, which Trump denies happening, allegedly made to McDougal and Daniels went unreported by both Cohen and Trump.

Just days ahead of the presidential election, Trump spokesperson Hope Hicks told the Wall Street Journal on its report of the $150,000 U.S. payment to McDougal: "We have no knowledge of any of this".

Special Master Barbara Jones has released 12 audio recordings to prosecutors, which the Federal Bureau of Investigation had seized from the raid of Michael Cohen's office back on April 9.

If Trump's lawyers really did waive privilege on the Cohen/McDougal recording so that Giuliani could spin it to the press, it was, in my view, a blunder.

One question is why Cohen chose to make it public.

"Cohen says I have to pay him".

In April, Donald Trump tweeted that Michael Cohen is a "fine person" who he has "always liked and respected", adding that he didn't see him ever turning on his former boss.

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