In the unwieldy tape, Cohen and Trump appear to be discussing plans to set up a shell company buy the rights to McDougal's story, which was purchased by American Media Inc.
Cohen's lawyer released the tape to television CNN network, an arch critic of the Trump administration, and in a flurry of interviews declared his client had "turned a corner" and would continue to speak "the truth".
The key portion of the tape is a conversation between Trump and his then-attorney Cohen in which Trump appears to be familiar with hush money payments to a woman who says she had an affair with him.
In the months since, speculation has grown about what the legal pressure on Cohen might mean for Trump - discussion far removed from Cohen's claim past year that he would "take a bullet" for the President.
Karen McDougal, the model, alleges she began a 10-month affair with Trump in 2006.
On Wednesday, the president tweeted: "What kind of a lawyer would tape a client?"
"So sad! Is this a first, never heard of it before?" The president also questioned the abrupt ending of the recording, suggesting the tape was cut off before the president started talking about positive things.
Common Cause says the tape bolstered their argument that Trump knew about the payment and that it was potentially illegal.
Here's the point: the president has run through a succession of lawyers in connection with the Democrats' many attacks on him. In response to the release of the tape Tuesday night, Giuliani released a statement to ABC News, saying, "The transcript that we provided CNN accurately reflects the taped conversation".
Davis, a damage-control maestro going back to the Clinton administration, told me: "Michael Cohen has made a turn".
"NO MORE GAMES", Avenatti tweeted.
"The tape can be used by anybody who can get their hands on it for any goal, which would include McDougal if she's suing the president, or Bob Mueller if he's investigating the president", Napolitano added.
The tape also flies in the face of a denial by Trump spokesman Hope Hicks, who said four days before the November 2016 election, after the Wall Street Journal first reported on the Enquirer's payment to McDougal, "We have no knowledge of any of this".
AMI, whose chief executive is David Pecker, signed a $150,000 deal with McDougal in August 2016 for her story but never published it.
But on tape, the candidate expresses no surprise when the issue comes up and Cohen talks about essentially reimbursing the company for what it paid McDougal.
Federal prosecutors in NY are investigating Cohen for possible bank and tax fraud, and for possible campaign law violations linked to a $130,000 payment to adult film star Stormy Daniels and other matters related to Trump's campaign, a person familiar with the investigation has told Reuters.
"The only people who use cash are drug dealers and mobsters", he added.
Investors are now looking ahead to an important meeting between Trump and European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan .miapj0000pus was up a touch waiting for other markets to open.
It said that Butina had broken United States law by not disclosing that she was acting on behalf of the Russian government. Butina has previously said her outreach to American political operatives was purely out of a shared passion for firearms.
The national team, for whom he won 103 caps and also the European Championship as a player, came calling in 2012. Although France were crowned world champions, Giroud has flattered to deceive on a personal level.
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And if that power isn't enough, users are given the option to upgrade to the Intel i9-8950HK processor for AED 1680. Of course, those fans would have the funds ready for the purchase, because these new MacBook Pros don't come cheap.
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Expert divers from the Thai Navy SEALs, experienced in conventional diving situations, were faced with an unprecedented challenge. John Volanthen, one of the two British divers who found the boys, played down the gallantry.
She won the grass-court tournament the last two times she played it, in 2015 and 2016, before missing it past year while pregnant. Williams' pregnancy was not without complications, as she told the BBC this week : "It's no secret I had a super tough delivery".
Samsung sent out press invitations for an August 9 "Unpacked" event in NY , where's it's expected to announce the Galaxy Note 9 . In addition to the fresh render leaked by Blass, the first hands-on images of the Galaxy Note 9 have been spotted on SlashLeaks .
Chelsea's pre-season training began under Sarri's predecessor, Antonio Conte . "I hope this initial time can be shortened. Zola spent seven years at the club between 1996 and 2003 and is one of the most popular players in the club's history.
In a court filing calling for Butina's pre-trial detention, prosecutors disclosed Butina's alleged ties to Russian intelligence. Butina's involvement in US political affairs has also extended beyond the pro-gun camp.
The Agriculture Department is announcing a $ 12 billion " short-term " plan to help US farmers hurt by retaliatory tariffs. He notes that countries "that have treated us unfairly on trade for years" are coming to Washington to negotiate.
Amazon's cloud infrastructure business quietly accounts for almost three-quarters of Amazon's operating income. July 17 was the biggest sales day for smart home devices in Amazon history, with over a million devices sold.
In a radio interview with WHAS in Louisville on Friday, Schnatter said he was "just talking the way that the Colonel talked". For the first three months of this year, Papa John's said a key sales figure fell 5.3 percent in North America.
In 2013, Gandapur's brother Israrullah, who was then the provincial law minister, was killed in an attack on his home. Later Sunday, the Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing that killed Gandapur.
Scientists classified the findings as 11 "normal" outer moons, and another that they are calling an " oddball " for its odd orbit. The orbit of a dozen previously unknown moons around Jupiter are shown here, including the " oddball " discovery, Valetudo.
President Donald Trump said the United States was in a nasty trade battle with China, but things would ultimately work out. The United States and China could reopen talks on trade but only if Beijing is willing to make significant changes, U.S.
The princess Charlotte , who has a surprising point in common with the princes George and Louis, and it continues to be noticed. She kept her eye on the press pack as she and the rest of the family headed off for a private afternoon tea at Clarence House.
Djokovic saved three set points before taking the third-set tiebreaker to establish a 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (9) lead. If you watched the video, Serena's quote was a little different than what the @ Wimbledon tweet reads.
Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal has now been linked to at least 100 cases of salmonella infection across the USA since March. At least 30 of the 100 have been hospitalised, while no deaths have been reported, the CDC said .
The Three Lions were kicked out of the tournament last night after a heart-breaking defeat during extra time against Croatia . Prince William, the president of the Football Association, said England could be proud of Southgate's team.