President Donald Trump has just received yet another horrific bombshell from his former longtime lawyer, Michael Cohen.
Cohen has split from Trump thanks to the ongoing investigations, and is now making public statements that signal that he’s probably going to flip and spill all of Trump’s secrets. But Cohen’s break from Trump may have started a while ago. It’s just been reported by the New York Times that Cohen has a major piece of evidence on Trump, and it’s making Stormy Daniels lawyer Michael Avenatti jump for joy.
The Times reported that Cohen secretly recorded a conversation he’d had with Trump two months before the presidential election. During this discussion, the two men had talked about the hush money payments to former Playboy model Karen McDougal to keep her quiet about her affair with Trump. This recording was seized by the FBI earlier this year when Cohen’s office was raided.
This recording was discovered by Cohen’s lawyers when they reviewed seized materials, which they shared with Trump’s lawyers. With the nonsense that’s on this tape and Cohen’s newfound love of cooperating with the investigation, Trump’s team is already freaking out. Rudy Giuliani, Trump’s unhinged lawyer, tried to defend the president, stating that Trump had told Cohen to make a payment through check instead of cash if he was going to make a payment so that there would be proper documentation. He said:
Nothing in that conversation suggests that he had any knowledge of it in advance. In the big scheme of things, it’s powerful exculpatory evidence.”
While the White House has originally claimed that McDougal’s claim of the affair was “totally untrue” and that “we have no knowledge of any of this,” that argument certainly seems to fall apart under this new evidence.
Avenatti has already gotten wind of the secret tapes, which confirms what he’d been saying several weeks ago. He is now calling for the tapes to be released:
— Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) July 20, 2018
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