Apparently, Trump attorney Michael Cohen had a tendency to tape conversations and to hold on to the recordings. Following the FBI’s raid of Cohen’s office, allies and associates of President Donald Trump are now worried that the feds are in possession of those tapes, according to the Washington Post.
From the Post’s article:
Cohen, who served for a decade as a lawyer at the Trump Organization and is a close confidant of Trump, was known to store the conversations using digital files and then replay them for colleagues, according to people who have interacted with him.
“We heard he had some proclivity to make tapes,” said one Trump adviser, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the ongoing investigation. “Now we are wondering, who did he tape? Did he store those someplace where they were actually seized? . . . Did they find his recordings?”
It isn’t known if Cohen had any recordings of conversations with Trump. People familiar with the matter, however, noted that Cohen habitually taped personal and business discussions. And one person stated that the president was aware that this was Cohen’s practice because the lawyer would regularly play them for Trump.
It has been reported that the FBI took Cohen’s phones and computers during the raid and were looking for any records and communications related to Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal, who both received hush payments surrounding their alleged sexual encounters with Trump. The FBI is also reportedly looking into any other records related to attempts to quash negative publicity during the election, such as the infamous Access Hollywood tape.
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