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Michael Cohen Secretly Taped Trump Discussing Payment to Playboy Model
NYT ^ | 07/20/2018 | Matt Apuzzo, Maggie Haberman, Michael S. Schmidt

Posted on 07/20/2018 9:04:41 AM PDT by yesthatjallen

President Trump’s longtime lawyer, Michael D. Cohen, secretly recorded a conversation with Mr. Trump two months before the presidential election in which they discussed payments to a former Playboy model who said she had an affair with Mr. Trump, according to lawyers and others familiar with the recording.

The F.B.I. seized the recording this year during a raid on Mr. Cohen’s office. The Justice Department is investigating Mr. Cohen’s involvement in paying women to tamp down embarrassing news stories about Mr. Trump ahead of the 2016 election. Prosecutors want to know whether that violated federal campaign finance laws, and any conversation with Mr. Trump about those payments would be of keen interest to them.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cohen; doj; fakenews; fbi; michaelcohen; michaelcohentapes; molehill; mueller; trump; zaccagnini
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1 posted on 07/20/2018 9:04:41 AM PDT by yesthatjallen
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To: yesthatjallen

I dont care


2 posted on 07/20/2018 9:05:27 AM PDT by Mr. K (No consequence of repealing Obamacare is worse than Obamacare itself.)
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To: yesthatjallen

uh oh


3 posted on 07/20/2018 9:05:58 AM PDT by be-baw (still seeking...)
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To: yesthatjallen

And it was recorded why? For future black mail?


4 posted on 07/20/2018 9:06:23 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (?? forgetaboutit.)
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To: yesthatjallen

Russians involved how? And I still want to know what right any prosecutor has to raid my lawyer’s office and use what they find against me.


5 posted on 07/20/2018 9:07:01 AM PDT by Genoa (Luke 12:2)
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To: Bringbackthedraft

Attorney/client privilege lawsuit on it’s way....


6 posted on 07/20/2018 9:07:39 AM PDT by JBW1949 (I'm really PC....PATRIOTICALLY CORRECT!!!!)
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To: yesthatjallen

So we now have no attorney client privilege in this country. This is where we are?


7 posted on 07/20/2018 9:07:44 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: Bringbackthedraft

Another snake. Now I don’t feel sorry for MC anymore.


8 posted on 07/20/2018 9:07:47 AM PDT by FES0844 (SGould the allow it. Hi call the shots. I’m sure Laura would have stayed Oman wn of America has bee)
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To: Bringbackthedraft

Maybe not blackmail, but perhaps to avoid a case of so-called Arcancide?


9 posted on 07/20/2018 9:07:57 AM PDT by ASOC (Having humility really means one is rarely humiliated)
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To: yesthatjallen

Fake News story 938,589 about Trump from the NY DNC office


10 posted on 07/20/2018 9:08:01 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (2016: For the first time since 1984, I voted for a Rep President all other votes were anti Dem)
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To: Genoa

From the New York Times?

Meh.

And “secretly recording” someone, and a client at that,
probably violates a lot of laws and attorney-client relationship strictures.


11 posted on 07/20/2018 9:08:07 AM PDT by CondorFlight
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To: yesthatjallen

Well, Russia! Russia! Russia! isn’t working, so it’s back to the prostitute.


12 posted on 07/20/2018 9:08:07 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it)
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To: yesthatjallen

I’m not a lawyer, but couldn’t Cohen get disbarred for that?


13 posted on 07/20/2018 9:08:25 AM PDT by MAexile (Bats left, votes rights)
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To: yesthatjallen

How much more protected by attorney-client privilege could such a recording be?

If we’re doing away with attorney-client privilege to this extent, then there should be no barrier to a full-scale raid and seizure of all materials from Perkins Coie.


14 posted on 07/20/2018 9:08:34 AM PDT by thoughtomator (Number of arrested coup conspirators to date: 1)
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To: yesthatjallen

Would a “Secretly” Recorded tape be admissible as evidence in Court?


15 posted on 07/20/2018 9:08:39 AM PDT by R_Kangel ( "A Nation of Sheep ..... Will Beget ..... a Nation Ruled by Wolves.")
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To: yesthatjallen

Bill Clinton didn’t pay anything to the women he raped. He’s beloved by Democrats in and out of the media, so a payment for sex can’t be all that important to them.


16 posted on 07/20/2018 9:08:51 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: yesthatjallen

Attorney-Client privilege seems to mean nothing to liberals.

Not good for Cohen’s client base if they learn it means nothing to him.

I don;t care if Trump had sex with her or not OR if he paid her. He still was a better choice than the former rapist-in-chief’s shrill witch wife.


17 posted on 07/20/2018 9:09:10 AM PDT by Mr. K (No consequence of repealing Obamacare is worse than Obamacare itself.)
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To: yesthatjallen

Irrelevant. But, if Trump was unaware of the recording it can’t be used against him, and Cohan could be in trouble.


18 posted on 07/20/2018 9:09:10 AM PDT by bk1000 (I stand with Trump)
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To: yesthatjallen

Two months before the election. Whatever, so bored with this lame fat butt stripper story.


19 posted on 07/20/2018 9:09:16 AM PDT by AllAmericanGirl44
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To: CondorFlight

“Rudolph W. Giuliani, Mr. Trump’s personal lawyer, confirmed in a telephone conversation on Friday that Mr. Trump had discussed the payments with Mr. Cohen on the tape but said the payment was ultimately never made. He said the recording was less than two minutes and demonstrated that the president had done nothing wrong.”


20 posted on 07/20/2018 9:09:25 AM PDT by CondorFlight
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