NYT Reveals Tape of Trump and Michael Cohen Discussing Payment to Playmate

The Times report indicates the FBI is already in possession of the tape from their controversial raid on Cohen’s office in April where they seized millions of electronic and hard-copy documents.

Trump defense team leader Rudy Giuliani confirmed to the Times both the tape’s existence and the fact it concerned discussion of payment to Karen McDougal, a former Playboy Playmate who claims to have had an affair with Donald Trump in 2006. Giuliani denied any actual payment ever took place. “The recording was less than two minutes long and demonstrated that the president had done nothing wrong,” the Times paraphrases Giuliani.