Donald Trump’s longtime personal lawyer, Michael Coen, had secretly recorded a conversation with his client before the 2016 presidential election where he discussed paying money on a former model of Playboy magazine that claimed to have erotic relationship with the tycoon.
According to the New York Times, citing lawyers and other sources familiar with the case, the FBI has confiscated this recordable material this year, according to a survey conducted by federal agents at the Cologne office.
Federal prosecutors in New York have begun an investigation into the lawyer’s suspected involvement in bank fraud and tax evasion, as well as a possible violation of the law on the funding of election campaigns because he paid $ 130,000 to p**n star Stormy Daniels.
In the context of this investigation, the FBI seized documents and other material from the home and office of Coen, as reported by Reuters and AFP. The existence of this recording raises further questions about the tactics used by Tramp to keep his personal life and his business secret, while claiming the top public office of the country.
Coen’s representatives and Trabble’s lawyer Ruby Juliani did not respond directly to Reuters’ request to comment on this information.
Gulliani told the newspaper that in the recorded conversation, Trab discussed the payment of money with Coen, but that these payments were never made. The recording is less than two minutes long and proves that the president did not do anything wrong. Former playmate, Karen McDonald, claims she made a love affair with Tramp in 2006, shortly after the birth of his younger son, Baron.
Trab refuses to have a relationship with McDonald. In the last months of the election campaign for the 2016 election, the former playmate sold its history to The National Enquirer for $ 150,000, but tabloid “buried” the subject.
Coen’s lawyer, Lanny Davis, avoided commenting on the recorded conversation. The newspaper, referring to three sources informed of the case, writes that Coen’s lawyers discovered the tape while they were looking at the confiscated material and then advised Trab’s lawyers about its existence.