Michael Cohen recorded 2-hour conversation with CNN's Chris Cuomo confessing to Stormy Daniels payout: report
CNN's Chris Cuomo and former Trump attorney Michael Cohen (Photos: Screen captures)

One of the recordings that exist from President Donald Trump's former attorney Michael Cohen, is a conversation with CNN's Chris Cuomo.


A Wall Street Journal report revealed Wednesday that Cohen recorded a conversation this year, in which he confessed to creating a "shell corporation" in the fall of 2016 for the purposes of transferring money to adult film star Stormy Daniels.

The conversation was nearly two hours and it appears the attorney never told the reporter he was being recorded, sources said.

“I did it on my own,” Cohen told Cuomo, according to those who've heard the recording.

The comment matches what Cohen said publicly about the incident. Another recording, released Tuesday, however, revealed Trump was involved in another payout for Playboy Playmate Karen McDougal. It remains unclear if the president was also involved in Cohen's payment to Daniels.

A total of 12 audio recordings were seized by investigators and Trump has withdrawn any objection to the recordings being published. Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani spoke on Fox News Tuesday about the unethical nature of an attorney recording his clients, and the president parroted that same message Wednesday morning.

As for the Cuomo tape, Giuliani said that he can't comment because he hasn't heard the recording.

“It was Michael Cohen’s habit for many years to record conversations in lieu of taking notes,” said Cohen attorney Lanny Davis. “He had no intention of ever publicizing such tapes nor any intention to ever deceive anyone.”