Jul 25, 2018 - Politics & Policy

Trump questions Michael Cohen’s secret tape: "So sad!"

President Trump criticized his former lawyer Michael Cohen in a Wednesday tweet for recording their 2016 conversation about making a payment to a former Playboy model with whom Trump allegedly had an extramarital affair.

"What kind of a lawyer would tape a client? So sad! Is this a first, never heard of it before? Why was the tape so abruptly terminated (cut) while I was presumably saying positive things? I hear there are other clients and many reporters that are taped - can this be so? Too bad!"

The big picture: Cohen's lawyer, Lanny Davis, told Axios' Mike Allen that Cohen is sending a message with the tape's release: "I am no longer the previous Michael Cohen that you knew — taking a bullet for Donald Trump, saying anything to defend him, being a good soldier. ... That is over."

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