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    Chris Cuomo Punked: Broke Big Trump Tape Scoop, But Michael Cohen Secretly Taped Cuomo Too

    Chris Cuomo Punked: Broke Big Trump Tape Scoop, But Michael Cohen Secretly Taped Cuomo Too

    He told Cuomo that he handled the payment to Stormy Daniels alone.

    The Wall Street Journal reported that President Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen recorded a two-hour conversation with CNN’s Chris Cuomo about the alleged payment to porn star Stormy Daniels.

    Cohen told Cuomo that he, not Trump, handled the $130,000 payoff to Stormy Daniels.

    From The Wall Street Journal:

    In the nearly two-hour conversation with CNN reporter Chris Cuomo, which the people said appears to have been surreptitiously recorded by Mr. Cohen, the former Trump lawyer discussed at length the payment he arranged in October 2016, a month before the presidential election, to Stephanie Clifford, known professionally as Stormy Daniels.

    “I did it on my own,” Mr. Cohen said of the payment, according to the people familiar with the matter. The conversation took place after The Wall Street Journal in January revealed that Mr. Cohen had arranged the payment to Ms. Clifford.

    The sources told WSJ that Cohen reassured Cuomo a few times during the phone conversation that he was not recording the interview:

    During the conversation with Mr. Cuomo, Mr. Cohen assured the reporter that he wasn’t running a tape, according to the people familiar with the matter. He told Mr. Cuomo he was placing the phone in his desk drawer and that the conversation was off the record. The phone appeared to record the entire conversation, the people said.

    It isn’t clear whether Mr. Cohen makes any indication on the tape that he arranged the payment to Ms. Clifford in order to bolster Mr. Trump’s campaign. If Mr. Cohen did pay Ms. Clifford to help the candidate’s chances of being elected, he and the campaign may have violated campaign-finance law by making an in-kind contribution exceeding the legal limit and by not disclosing the contribution.

    At one point, asked if the payment could be construed as an in-kind contribution, Mr. Cohen responds: “It wasn’t for the campaign. It was for him,” referring to Mr. Trump, according to a person familiar with the matter.

    This report comes less than 24 hours after Cuomo reported on a taped conversation between Trump and Cohen.


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    davod | July 26, 2018 at 7:01 am

    “…Trump is the first person elected president despite being publicly known as an adulterer….”

    Wrong. Clinton gets that award.

    davod | July 26, 2018 at 7:05 am

    Re, The tape regarding Trump paying cash for the rights to the article about the stripper – linked from the Powerpoint article:

    “Posted on July 24, 2018 by sundance
    This is funny…. this is actually very funny to anyone who knows Trump lingo.

    Lanny is hung up on the wording “cash” from POTUS Trump and tries to spin it a particular way. Despite what some may say, there is a possibility Lanny is not being intentionally malicious. What Lanny is missing is the context of “cash” in relation to the question Donald Trump asks moments prior about “financing”.

    Trump asks the question about “financing” from his business dealing position where “financing” equals “loans”; and he responds to Michael Cohen from the same perspective where “cash” equals “money-on-hand”, ie. not a loan. [‘what financing? we have cash’]

    Here’s where Lanny might be intentionally malicious. Notice how the recording is abruptly edited to cut off right when Trump starts the sentence with the word “check”. If the entire recording were to be released it would be a conversation like: “what financing? we have cash, use cash, just write a check”… An ordinary transactional nothingburger. This is silly. Go listen again.”

    Michael Haz | July 26, 2018 at 8:59 am

    LOL at Chris Cuomo. He’s such a gullible derp.

    The media lost its credibility on sexual misconduct matters decades ago, when it ignored stories about JFK and RFK, and later went all-in defending EMK after his drunken murder of Mary Jo Kopechne, and all of his frolics in DC for years after that.

    Then the media just couldn’t find it in their playbook to do anything other than shield and defend the Unabanger during his eight years in the White House.

    Albigensian | July 26, 2018 at 9:46 am

    As a practical matter, if lawyers are going to record conversations with clients, just how difficult would it be to automatically save these in encrypted files?

    Immolate | July 26, 2018 at 11:19 am

    Our political system is deeply corrupt. Our “parties” are simply an on-going negotiation on how quickly we move to the left, and how blatantly they transfer wealth from the people to the government. Trump does not see the world through a Dem/Republican lens though. He is not a politician. He is a corrective agent that God injected into the stew to be a scourge on both their houses. He is crude and impolite and unrepentant, but also necessary. He is the bitter pill that America needs to swallow.

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