America’s unofficial assignment editor Matt Drudge dubbed former presidential lawyer Michael Cohen “the Rat” after his lawyer released a tape of his conversation with Donald Trump to CNN.
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Cohen released a surreptitiously recorded phone call with Trump in 2016 discussing possible payment to a Playboy model alleging a 2006 affair with the then-presidential candidate.
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
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Lanny Davis, counsel for Cohen, told The New York Times that it indicates the former presidential lawyer is “on a new path. It’s a reset button, to tell the truth, and to let the chips fall where they may.”
The tape could prove troublesome for Trump as it may indicate he had advanced knowledge of a payment to the former Playboy model, opening him up to a possible campaign finance violation.