CNN aired part of a recorded conversation between President Trump and his former attorney, Michael Cohen, on Tuesday evening’s “Cuomo Prime Time.”
On the September 2016 recording, both Trump and Cohen can be heard discussing how to purchase the rights to Karen McDougal’s story about the alleged affair she had with the then-reality TV star in 2006 from American Media.
Full audio: Presidential candidate Trump is heard on tape discussing with his attorney Michael Cohen how they would buy the rights to a Playboy model's story about an alleged affair Trump had with her years earlier, according to the audio recording "https://t.co/YmC0QuDqTx pic.twitter.com/fBbq7r1Lq9
— Cuomo Prime Time (@CuomoPrimeTime) July 25, 2018
“I need to open up a company for the transfer of all of that info regarding our friend David,” Cohen told Trump in the recording, possibly referencing Trump ally and American Media head David Pecker.
Trump can be heard asking Cohen “what financing?” and also “pay with cash,” although it was unclear whether that was a question or a statement to Cohen. The tape cuts off before a final decision is made.
Also included in the tape is Trump asking an aide to “get me a Coke, please.”
Trump yelling “GET ME A COKE PLEASE” is an all time moment. pic.twitter.com/Q2D7yKEtUH
— Barstool News Network (@BarstoolNewsN) July 25, 2018
Trump attorney Rudy Guiliani has acknowledged the tape, but contends that no payment was ever made to purchase the rights to McDougal’s story. (RELATED: FBI Seized 12 Audio Recordings During Michael Cohen Raid)