Trump Tape Released: Trump Suggests Pay With 'Cash,' Contradicting Giuliani's Claim

Listen CNN Airs Portion of Secret Trump Cohen Audio Recording			TIMOTHY A. CLARY  AFP  Getty Images		24 Jul 2018

Listen CNN Airs Portion of Secret Trump Cohen Audio Recording TIMOTHY A. CLARY AFP Getty Images 24 Jul 2018

In the tape, Trump suggests paying "cash" for the rights to the story.

Cohen explains to Trump that he looked into how to finance the purchase of the story. Despite the comments, the recording was leaked by CNN on Tuesday evening.

In 2016, the Wall Street Journal revealed American Media, who owns the pro-Trump National Enquirer, bought the rights to the model's story for $150,000, but didn't publish it. Cohen is rumored to have helped arrange the deal, which took place a month before the secret recording was made.

"I need to open up a company for the transfer of all of that info regarding our friend David", Cohen said in the recording, likely a reference to American Media head David Pecker.

"The transcript that we provided CNN accurately reflects the taped conversation", Giuliani told AP. Here the first part of it, which was just played live on @ChrisCuomo's show.

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. When Cohen tells Trump, "We'll have to pay". Cohen responds, "no, no".

Ryan Edwards Arrested After Announcing Teen Mom Exit
News that they would not be a part of the upcoming eighth season of Teen Mom OG . Edwards is scheduled to appear in Red Bank Court on August 6.

The timing of the conversation between the GOP nominee and his longtime "fixer" also provides more evidence that Cohen was trying to squash embarrassing stories about Trump before the election - a major focus of the investigation by federal prosecutors in Manhattan.

The audio recording isn't clear, so it's hard to tell if the president is asking Cohen to pay in cash or not pay in cash. However, the new audio recording makes that claim suspicious.

In addition to discussing the McDougal payment, Trump and Cohen are overheard running through a list of potential legal issues, including contesting a New York Times request to unseal divorce records from Trump's first wife Ivana as well as more mundane matters such as polling numbers and Trump surrogate Pastor Mark Burns.

"The only people who use cash are drug dealers and mobsters", Cohen's lawyer, Lanny Davis, said on CNN.

Fox told the assembled panel that she began speaking to Cohen nearly exactly a year ago, and in that time, he went from considering the Trumps to be as close as family to believing they are strategizing to discredit him as a means of "distraction" from the Russian Federation probe.

Recommended News

  • Your Dog Knows If You're Upset And Will Try To Comfort You

    Your Dog Knows If You're Upset And Will Try To Comfort You

    And as to whether dogs want to help their owners or just want to alleviate their own sadness - that remains unclear. Dogs whose owners were crying opened the door three times faster on average than dogs whose owners were humming.

    Demi Lovato Reportedly Hospitalized After Apparent Heroin Overdose

    But they would tell the gossip column that they responded to a "medical emergency" at her home at 11:40 a.m. local time. Lovato said her dad was an alcoholic and addict ad her mother tried to keep her away from that life.
    Steve Johnson, Ramukmar Ramanathan advance to Hall of Fame final

    Steve Johnson, Ramukmar Ramanathan advance to Hall of Fame final

    On the third set point chance on his serve, Ramkumar saw Johnson send his forehand long and the match to be level at one set all. Play was stopped just before the first game of the second set when they brushed the court , but never halted after that.
  • Zach Britton reportedly traded to the Yankees as Orioles continue summer sell-off

    At 28-73 entering Tuesday's play, the Orioles are in the midst of the worst season in franchise history, on pace for 117 losses. The deal was still tentative pending the exchange of medical information late Tuesday night.
    Steve Bannon planning foundation to boost far right in Europe

    Steve Bannon planning foundation to boost far right in Europe

    The Belgian capital also hosts the headquarters of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and the EU. After Trump's election victory, he named Bannon to a newly-created post of chief strategist.
    Demi Lovato rushed to hospital for heroin overdose

    Demi Lovato rushed to hospital for heroin overdose

    Her hospitalization became the top trending item on Twitter on Tuesday, with fans and celebrities expressing concern and support. Brad Paisley said he was praying for his "brave" and "honest" friend, calling addiction "a terrifying disease".
  • Hundreds missing after dam collapses in Laos

    Hundreds missing after dam collapses in Laos

    Scenes of flooding following a burst dam in southern Laos that is believe to have claimed the lives of as many as 100 people. Boats are said to have been brought in to help evacuate people as water levels continue to rise, according to ABC Laos news.
    Toronto gunman a puzzle to his own tight-knit immigrant community

    Toronto gunman a puzzle to his own tight-knit immigrant community

    Toronto police wouldn't confirm or deny any links to terror, saying: "We are still in the early stages of the investigation". If civilians are able to buy firearms legally, there is always the possibility they will enter an illegal market, Lee said.
    Leroy Sane: Manchester City forward tips Chelsea for title challenge

    Leroy Sane: Manchester City forward tips Chelsea for title challenge

    It's true, we had a €100m bid from the Premier League for Koulibaly, but we're not negotiating his sale. I am really happy, knowing that I can get better. "The squad is what makes the team better".
  • Kind cop filmed helping homeless job hunter to shave

    Kind cop filmed helping homeless job hunter to shave

    Vazquez added, "We look forward to having him come in to complete the application process and sit for an interview". Phil informed the officer that McDonald's had told him if he showed up with a clean shave he'd have a job.
    Ivanka Trump Is Shutting Down Her Clothing Brand - Lauretta Brown

    Ivanka Trump Is Shutting Down Her Clothing Brand - Lauretta Brown

    Ivanka Trump is finally doing what she should have done when her father first got elected - and what daddy will never do. Ivanka Trump's clothing company is shutting down and all its employees are being laid off, according to news reports .
    'Not WELCOME here’: Putin NOT INVITED to Congress in major USA  snub

    'Not WELCOME here’: Putin NOT INVITED to Congress in major USA snub

    The U.S. intelligence community also proved that Russian agents attempted to meddle in the 2016 elections to benefit Republicans. Last week Mr Trump also triggered immediate criticism when he appeared to deny the Kremlin is still targeting America.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.