There's nothing illegal about Cohen taping the conversation because NY state only requires the consent of one party. Trump is heard at one point suggesting the team "pay with cash", before Cohen dismisses the idea by saying, "no, no".
"What he's saying about Mr. Cohen is not true", Davis said.
President Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani claimed that that the payment was ultimately never made. At the beginning of the tape, Trump and Cohen mention two black pastors on Trump's campaign, with Trump inquiring about which he could "use". The word check is nowhere to be heard in the recording.
McDougal, the 1998 Playmate of the Year, alleged she had an extramarital affair with Trump in 2006, something which came to light in the midst of Trump's campaign. "This payment was made to buy the silence of Karen McDougal".
The Wall Street Journal reported in June that Pecker and the company's chief content officer, Dylan Howard, were subpoenaed earlier in the year.
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"Pay with cash", then presidential candidate Trump responded. That was clearly a lie. "My wife, my daughter and my son have my first loyalty and always will", Cohen told Stephanopoulos.
The discussion, which was captured on audio, related to whether Trump should buy the story from American Media, which paid McDougal $150,000 for the tale in in August 2016. Although his audio recording doesn't confirm that, it does provide evidence that makes that possibility more likely. Cohen is under criminal investigation by the USA attorney's office in Manhattan for his personal financial dealings, including the payment he made to porn actress Stormy Daniels on Trump's behalf before the election, though he has not been charged with any wrongdoing.
Cohen reportedly obtained the $774,000 through a home-equity line of credit. Giuliani denies that Trump had an affair with McDougal. "If true, Cohen should sign a statement this morning stating he will not under any circumstances accept a pardon from Mr. Trump and release it publicly".
In previously unreported interactions, some of which are memorialized in emails now under review, Mr. Cohen mediated a dispute between Omarosa Manigault-Newman, who had been a star on Mr. Trump's.
Giuliani has said the proposed payment was a personal matter and not subject to campaign finance law. It was turned over to federal prosecutors on Friday, according to a filing in federal court in Manhattan on Monday.