Trump Slams Former Lawyer For Taping Conversation Secretly


By Voice of America [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Donald Trump, the President of the United States of America, has suggested that his former lawyer was working illegally when he recorded a conversation that happened between the two of them.

It all comes a day after some reports unveiled a discussion regarding the payments to a Playboy who have claimed that she had an affair with President Trump. Apparently, it was recorded by the Michael Cohen, the former lawyer of the US President.

The recordings between the two could be important evidence for the investigators who looking into whether the payments form part of undeclared election spending.

However, President Trump has called into question the legality of the actions of Cohen, as he suggested that it was “perhaps illegal” for lawyers to tape their client.

On Saturday morning, Trump wrote on Twitter: “Inconceivable that the government would break into a lawyer’s office (early in the morning) – almost unheard of. Even more inconceivable that a lawyer would tape a client – totally unheard of & perhaps illegal.”

He continued: The good news is that your favourite President did nothing wrong!”

The said raid that is in question may be referring to the raid that was initiated by the FBI on the office of Cohen back in April.

The recording regarding Karen McDougal, the former Playboy model, occurred before the election. It was among the troves of materials and documents that the FBI was able to seize from the office, home and hotel of Cohen in New York amid a criminal investigation of Cohen that was initiated by the US attorney’s office for the Southern District of New York. Even though Trump charged in his tweet that the FBI broke into the office of Cohen, the agency was fulfilling court-approved warrants in administering the searches.

Earlier this year, Cohen endured public scrutiny when he confessed to paying Stormy Daniels, a porn star, $130,000 (£95,000) to hush up her claims that she had an affair with President Trump weeks before the presidential election.