Donald Trump And Michael Cohen Discuss Karen McDougal Payment On Newly Revealed Tape | HuffPost

Donald Trump And Michael Cohen Discuss Karen McDougal Payment On Newly Revealed Tape | HuffPost

Cohen’s attorney Lanny Davis appeared on CNN on Tuesday evening to discuss the tape, recorded in September 2016 during a meeting with then-candidate Trump. In it, the men appear to discuss plans to set up a company to finance a $150,000 payment made by American Media Inc., the parent company of the National Enquirer, to McDougal for her story, in which she claimed she had a months-long affair with Trump. The Enquirer never published the story, instead moving to bury it with a strategy known as “catch and kill.”

“I need to open up a company for the transfer of all of that info regarding our friend David,” Cohen says in the recording, likely referring to AMI CEO David Pecker, a personal friend of the president. The audio isn’t clear at points, but Trump can be heard asking “What financing?” followed by the phrase “pay with cash.”

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