Trump Attorney Michael Cohen Secretly Recorded Stormy Daniels Payment Admission

Cohen repeated on the recording that it was he who arranged the hush money.

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Adult film actress Stormy Daniels (Stephanie Clifford) exits the United States District Court Southern District of New York for a hearing related to Michael Cohen, President Trump's longtime personal attorney and confidante (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
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President Trump’s one-time personal attorney Michael Cohen covertly recorded a conversation he had with a news anchor in which he admitted to paying $130,000 in hush money to porn star Stormy Daniels — but said he arranged the payment on his own, echoing public comments he’s made about the matter, the Wall Street Journal reported late Wednesday.

The two-hour recording — one of 12 seized by federal investigators during an April raid of Cohen’s office — detailed a discussion Cohen had with CNN reporter Chris Cuomo, according to the WSJ. It does not reveal whether or not the payment was made to assist the Trump campaign, however. If it was, both Cohen and the campaign run into legal trouble regarding campaign-finance law, not disclosing the contribution, and “making an in-kind contribution exceeding the legal limit.”

The WSJ reported that President Trump’s lawyers won’t comment on the recording because it’s not yet public.

“We can’t comment on a tape that hasn’t been released,” Rudy Giuliani told the WSJ.

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