Michael Cohen Releases Secret Tape of Trump Conversation
In the September 2016 tape, released to CNN on Tuesday by Cohen’s lawyer, then-candidate Donald Trump can be heard discussing buying the rights to Playboy model Karen McDougal’s story of their alleged affair. McDougal, who claimed to have had an extramarital relationship with Trump in 2006, sold her story to the National Enquirer’s parent company, which never published it. The tape is one of 12 seized in raids on Cohen’s properties earlier this year. The president’s former personal lawyer is currently under federal investigation and is reportedly cooperating with prosecutors.