Federal Investigators Have More Than 100 Trump-Related Tapes From Cohen

Former Playboy model Karen Mc Dougal says she had a months-long affair with Donald Trump after they met in 2006

The Michael Cohen tape, aired by CNN's Chris Cuomo, has very much put in play who said what to whom about a possible payoff to a former Playboy model and Rudy Giuliani's previous claim that the tape would vindicate the president.

The word "cash" may reveal Trump's intent to keep secret a scheme that was created to protect him from a shameful truth - his betrayal of his wife - and might also violate election laws that require every campaign-related expenditure be made public. The contents of the other tapes are not publicly known at this time.

If Trump made the alleged payments with his own funds, and made the payments strictly for personal, not campaign reasons, he could be legally in the clear.

Stories alleging that Trump paid off women or hid a pregnancy, or even a child, have always been brushed off by the president. 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.

This is only important in that it raises questions about whether Trump was trying to hide the potential payment with cash, which can be harder to track.

Federal prosecutors in NY are investigating Cohen for possible bank and tax fraud, and for possible campaign law violations linked to a $130,000 payment to adult film star Stormy Daniels and other matters related to Trump's campaign, a person familiar with the investigation has told Reuters. He was already then married to Melania and was the host of TV show The Apprentice.

Cohen was proposing to pay AMI, which owns the National Enquirer newspaper, for the rights to McDougal's story.

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The Enquirer did not publish her kiss-and-tell, and she says she was tricked.

The president has denied having the affairーor any knowledge of the payments. White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said this week "the president maintains he's done nothing wrong".

Watch the clip above to hear Glenn Beck's take on this latest development in the Trump-Cohen feud. The tape, which was released by Cohen's legal team, was one of 12 seized by the Federal Bureau of Investigation when Cohen's office and home were raided earlier this year.

About a dozen audio recordings were seized and passed to federal prosecutors.

Media captionWas Trump's Stormy Daniels payment legal? Giuliani confirmed to NBC News that Trump's team waived the privilege protections over that recording. Cohen has denied wrongdoing and has not been charged with any crimes.

Trump's personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, confirmed to The Times that Trump discussed payments to McDougal with Cohen, but he said that ultimately no payment was made.

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