Michael Avenatti: Cohen evidenced Trump payoffs, pregnancy cover up

26 July, 2018, 19:25 | Author: Emmett Rice
  • Former Playboy model Karen Mc Dougal says she had a months-long affair with Donald Trump after they met in 2006

The existence of the tape, secretly recorded by his former long-time attorney Michael Cohen two months before the 2016 election, was reported last week by the New York Times, which said the Federal Bureau of Investigation seized it during a raid on Mr Cohen's office this year, AFP reported.

Collins was the pool reporter, meaning she represented all of the networks during a brief photo opportunity in the Oval Office.

For a decade Michael Cohen was Donald Trump's lawyer and general "make-it-go-away-guy". "It was for him", referring to Mr. Trump, according to a person familiar with the matter. Collins told CNN's Brian Stelter they said the questions she asked were "inappropriate for that venue", and that she had been shouting.

"I did it on my own", Cohen said of the payment, sources told The Journal. After Trump became president his lawyers created a trust that safeguards his interest in the Trump Organization while ostensibly managing the company without his input.

On the tape, Donald Trump and Michael Cohen talk about buying the rights to McDougal's story.

"I need to open up a company for the transfer of all of that info regarding our friend David", Cohen said in the recording, likely a reference to American Media head David Pecker. The company paid McDougal for her story about her rumored affair with the president but never published it, effectively gagging McDougal.

Trump interrupts Cohen asking, "What financing?" according to the recording. When Cohen says, "Well, I have to pay -", Trump interrupts and says, "Pay with cash".

More news: Trump on EU's $5B fine against Google: 'I told you so!'

Government watchdog group Common Cause has said that the proposed payment benefited Trump's presidential election campaign and the failure to document it was potentially illegal.

Giuliani contested Davis's interpretation and released the Trump team's version of the transcript, which contradicts Davis. Giuliani said the recording was less than two minutes long, and that there was no indication based on it that Trump knew of the payment to American Media Inc. beforehand.

The tape becomes hard to understand at that point.

Cohen made a similar payment of $130,000 to porn star and stripper Stormy Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford. The former model said she had an affair with the now-president in 2006 around the time his son Barron was born. Why was the tape so abruptly terminated (cut) while I was presumably saying positive things? Trump's lawyers say the payments were never made.

"This is about truth versus lying and ultimately Trump is going to be done in by the truth".

But Trump doesn't act surprised by the conversation, which contradicts his campaign's insistence that he knew nothing about the Karen McDougal business.

Recommended:



Popular

‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Team Talks ’80s Setting, Chris Pine’s Resurrection
However, Jenkins was mum on how Pine's character makes his way into " Wonder Woman 1984 ", since he died in the preceding film. Uh...yeah! This feels like Big combined with the classic Christopher Reeve Superman movies, which is a pretty good formula.

Reus urges Pulisic to stay with Borussia Dortmund
Now, Klopp has responded directly to suggestions that the Reds could move to sign Pulisic from Borussia Dortmund this summer. For all their exciting wingers, and there are many of them, Dortmund are lacking that killer touch in front of goal.

Putin says US-Russia summit was successful
In Moscow , Antonov said it is important to "deal with the results" of the first summit before jumping too fast into a new one. The US president flew in from London to Helsinki and the Russian President, Vladimir Putin , came from Moscow .

F1 champion Hamilton staying with Mercedes to 2020
The pole, in a track record time of one minute 11.212 seconds, drew a huge roar from the crowd on a damp day at Hockenheim. I'm not talking to anyone else. "All I can tell you is I still feel pretty great".

IDF strikes Hamas position in Gaza in response to border infiltration attempts
The Israeli soldier killed on Friday was the first to die in combat with Gaza since the 2014 war, Israel's military said. More than 130 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire since the protests started on March 30.

Upping the Trade War with China
Last week, the USA released a list of an additional $200 billion in Chinese imports to be targeted for duties. Ron Johnson said Wednesday that he has shared some of the trade war concerns with the President.

‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ Teases Spider-Ham, Other Webspinners
The controller is similar; though it doesn't have the Spider-Man logo, it does feature white buttons, joysticks, and triggers. If you like your games consoles to stand out, or are just a huge Spider-Man fan, this is the version of the PS4 Pro for you.

Donald Trump Acknowledges Russian Meddling in 2016 Election
Schumer said if the president can't directly tell Putin he's wrong and "our intelligence agencies are right, it's ineffective". In the meantime, a number of Senators are considering bringing a measure to the floor backing the US intelligence community.

Manchester United's Luke Shaw finds it 'annoying' to have to prove himself
Sanchez, who was sentenced to 16 months in prison for tax fraud between 2012 and 2014, hasn't been allowed to travel with the Red Devils to the US.

Police crack 30-year-old murder case
I been watching you", he wrote in one of the notes, according to information obtained from the Federal Bureau of Investigation . He kidnapped her, sexually assaulted her, and choked her to death so she wouldn't tell anyone, he allegedly told detective.