12 audio files sent to prosecutors in Michael Cohen probe

'This is not the only tape': Stormy Daniel's lawyer claims more Trump recordings

President Donald Trump's longtime lawyer, Michael Cohen, secretly recorded a conversation with Trump two months before the presidential election in which they discussed payments to a former Playboy model who said she had an affair with Trump, according to lawyers and others familiar with the recording.

Federal prosecutors in NY are investigating Cohen for possible bank and tax fraud, and for possible campaign law violations linked to a $130,000 (€111,000) payment to Daniels and other matters related to Trump's campaign, a person familiar with the investigation has told Reuters.

The erstwhile Trump loyalist has hired a new attorney, Clinton White House veteran Lanny Davis, and disassociated himself from the president as both remain under investigation. The official, former federal Judge Barbara Jones, said in the filing that the 12 recordings were turned over to prosecutors after claims that they were privileged were dropped.

The special master process reviews the seized material only for questions of attorney-client privilege, not for relevance, meaning it is up to the prosecutors to determine whether the audio recordings are useful to any criminal case.

The court-ordered "special master", who released the tapes to the feds on Monday, also didn't return a request for comment. It is unclear who appears on the tapes.

And now Avenatti, buoyed by the news that the Federal Bureau of Investigation is in possession of at least one such tape which was secretly recorded by Cohen, told MSNBC's Ari Melber that he is absolutely certain that Trump's former ally has more damaging tapes in his possession - possibly even one where the two discussed the $130,000 payment made to Stormy Daniels for keeping her mouth shut about her affair with Donald Trump. "Let me tell you this, if I'm wrong, then why don't we have Mr. Trump or his attorneys come forward today, right now and claim there are no other tapes?"

The tabloid never published the story. That practice is known as "catch and kill", and it effectively silenced McDougal's allegations. Although Avenatti has long claimed that there are many recordings of Trump's conversations, his assertion hasn't been corroborated.

Rouhani says conflict with Iran would be ‘mother of all wars’
Mara noted that Trump also directed violent language toward North Korea - before meeting with Kim Jong Un in Singapore. Iran has rejected talks with the U.S. , and Mr Rouhani has accused the USA of stoking an "economic war".

The news that an audio tape was made by Michael Cohen of his conversation with his then-client Donald Trump in reference to, at least, hush money paid to a Playboy model the now-President was alleged to have had an affair with had heads spinning.

That payment was never ade, Giuliani said.

Other reports have differed from Giuliani's description.

"I know the substance of some of the tapes", Avenatti said on the program.

The tape details payments made to porn stars that President Tump had affairs with months before the 2016 presidential election.

In a tweet on Saturday, the president denied any wrongdoing and expressed surprise at the tape's existence.

The government - acting on a search warrant - did not break into Cohen's office. Cohen proposed paying about $150,000 to AMI, the sources said, and on the tape Trump can be heard telling Cohen to make sure the payment is properly documented in order to keep a record of it.


  • Arsenal manager respects Ozil's Germany choice, says Gunners are his 'home'

    Arsenal manager respects Ozil's Germany choice, says Gunners are his 'home'

    The DFB on Monday rejected Ozil's claims of racism and reiterated their belief that the player should have explained his motive behind the meeting, as team-mate Ilkay Gundogan did.
    Jürgen Klopp's spending spree more pragmatism than hypocrisy

    Jürgen Klopp's spending spree more pragmatism than hypocrisy

    Becker was unveiled as Liverpool's new No 1 last week and, in the process, became the most expensive goalkeeper in history. So, too, do Manchester City and Manchester United , who Liverpool will face in the final games of their USA tour.
    Trump criticizes Federal Reserve over interest rate hikes

    Trump criticizes Federal Reserve over interest rate hikes

    Although it is part of the US government, the Fed is considered to be independent, keeping it free from political pressure. Mr Mnuchin has faced criticism from global counterparts about the United States talking about currencies before.
  • Agriculture Department to send $12 billion to farmers hurt by tariffs

    Agriculture Department to send $12 billion to farmers hurt by tariffs

    He defended his aggressive stance again on Tuesday, saying it was bringing other governments to the negotiating table. Department of Agriculture said the amount is in line with the $11 billion estimated impact of tariffs.
    President Trump on EU Trade Negotiations: Better Late Than Never

    President Trump on EU Trade Negotiations: Better Late Than Never

    On Tuesday, the Trump administration announced it would provide money to farmers impacted by tariffs due to the ongoing trade war. Sasse said he doubted Trump's trade policies will Make America Great Again as promised, but instead "Mak [e] America 1929 Again".
    10 injured in shooting outside Toronto restaurant

    10 injured in shooting outside Toronto restaurant

    Reports of gunfire in the city's Greektown neighborhood began at 10 p.m. local time (0200 GMT Monday), CityNews.com reported. There are at least nine casualties - including children - after the shooting in the Canadian city of Toronto.
  • Uber, Lyft suspend driver who recorded St. Louis passengers

    Uber, Lyft suspend driver who recorded St. Louis passengers

    But, of course, that all changed following the publication of the Post-Dispatch's investigation. "I didn't like it". "It was fake. On a recent Saturday night, a posting showed two women in their 20s in Gargac's black Chevrolet Silverado.
    Alphabet Earnings: What to Watch

    Alphabet Earnings: What to Watch

    Revenues meanwhile jumped 26 percent from a year ago to $32.7 billion, better than most analysts expected. Google's Other revenues -which now includes the smart thermostat business Nest - were $4.23 billion.
    United Kingdom  police get identikit of the Skripals attack suspects

    United Kingdom police get identikit of the Skripals attack suspects

    One of two victims of nerve-agent poisoning in southwestern England has been released from hospital, according to a police tweet. Wiltshire Police Chief Constable Kier Pritchard welcomed the news and paid tribute to hospital staff and emergency services.
  • Report says images indicate North Korea dismantling test site facilities

    Report says images indicate North Korea dismantling test site facilities

    Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also called the development "consistent" with recent commitments made by Pyongyang. In absolute terms, this represents only a tiny fraction of North Korea's nuclear missile infrastructure.
    Mahrez loses debut match with Manchester City

    Mahrez loses debut match with Manchester City

    Mahrez was City's best player, who showcased his attacking threat with a decent run and cross midway through the first half. City play Chelsea in the Community Shield on 5 August before opening their league campaign at Arsenal a week later.
    Pompeo says Kim must keep vow to denuclearise

    Pompeo says Kim must keep vow to denuclearise

    The White House push for negotiations in recent months was a dramatic shift from Trump's initial posture toward North Korea. Both Haley and Pompeo reiterated the USA stance that North Korean must denuclearize before sanctions are lifted.


Latest news

Demi Lovato's ex said to be 'completely devastated' by her overdose
The news came about a month after Lovato released a song called " Sober ", in which she alludeD to relapsing from sobriety. Since news about Lovato's overdose broke, fans and fellow celebrities have tweeted their support for the struggling singer.

United States impress on opening day of Rugby World Cup Sevens
Black Ferns Sevens captain Sarah Goss echoed Mikkelson's sentiment, with fond memories of victories in Moscow and Gold Coast. Blyde opened the scoring in the final for New Zealand , who weathered some ferocious French tackling before cutting loose.

Trump threatens Iran with what 'few have suffered'
Iran and the USA have been at each others throats after the Washington axed their nuclear deal with Tehran . Wazne said Iran could well go to war to protect its oil exports , the foundation of its economy.

Demi Lovato admitted to hospital for suspected overdose
Demi Lovato has been taken to hospital after TMZ reported that the singer was suffering from what seemed to be a heroin overdose. Lovato previously completed a stint in rehab at age 18 for drugs, self-harm and an eating disorder before recovering in 2012.

Trump heightens China tariff threat with no deal in sight
The White House has also itemized $200 billion of additional Chinese imports that it said may be subject to tariffs. Yet any such agreement would require extensive talks over how it would be implemented and verified.

Former Raptor DeRozan says thank you to Canada on Instagram
Under a photo of him signing a throwback Raptors jersey, DeRozan wrote: "Words could never express what you've meant to me". Ujiri said Friday the fans were not forgotten in the trade decision but it's "hard to satisfy everybody".

Man laughs after snatching baseball from little boy at game
Well, according to David Kaplan of NBC Sports Chicago, the man who was vilified had given the boy a baseball earlier in the game. CBS News reached out to the Cubs but could not independently confirm Kaplan's account.

Harry Maguire, Anthony Martial, Willian
And now the commanding centre-back is on United's summer shortlist as Jose Mourinho looks to bolster his defensive options.

Samantha Markle Admits Exploiting Meghan's Marriage to Prince Harry for Money
In the aftermath of their handsome nuptials on May 19 - which saw Prince Charles walk the new royal partway down the St. Prince Harry Wednesday former actress Meghan Markle , now known as the Duchess of Sussex , in Windsor, England in May.

United States rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine pistol whipped, kidnapped, robbed
However, he shot to fame previous year with his song, Gummo which peaked at number 12 on the US Billboard Hot 100. Earlier this week the rapper was arrested in Texas on charges connected to an incident.

Canada: At least one dead, 14 injured in Toronto shooting
My heart goes out to the victims and loved ones of the horrific act of gun violence in Toronto . He said police don't know what prompted the attack but are investigating all possibilities.

Rubio on Trump's Russian Federation messaging: "Not a good moment for the administration"
Despite Trump's flip-flopping on this subject and continued flattery of Putin, it seems Republican voters are sticking with him. Trump had tweeted Sunday that President Obama "didn't tell our campaign" about Russia, "Because it is all a big hoax ".

North Korea: satellite images show dismantling of missile test facilities
However, the dismantlement of the facilities at Sohae appears to have taken place without outside experts there to verify it. But late last week in meetings with his aides, Trump bristled about the lack of positive developments in the negotiations.

Trump remains upbeat about prospects of DPRK denuclearization: Pompeo
These actions are all "generating significant revenues for the regime and they must be stopped", he said. After a meeting at the United Nations with his South Korean counterpart and U.N.

Secret papers show Trump aide suspected of ‘conspiring’ with Russia
Page has denied being a Russian agent. "If the dossier is the reason you issued the warrant, it was a bunch of garbage", Graham said.

Other news