President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, went on Fox News on Saturday night and suggested that former presidential fixer Michael Cohen doctored a tape of Trump discussing a hush-money payout to a Playboy Playmate who he had an affair with.
On Jeanine Pirro’s Saturday night show, Giuliani told Pirro that Cohen may have “played around” with the tapes of the future president discussing the payouts.
“[Cohen] abruptly ended that recording as soon as the president said the word check,” Giuliani said. “What we are investigating is how did that happen. Why did that happen? What was eliminated? Then you have to raise these questions with every one of these tapes. How many of them did he play around with? He has 180 tapes.”
Giuliani said that Cohen had “tampered with” the tape.
His definition of tampering was, however, atypical.
“We have determined the fact that he tampered with the tape in the sense he abruptly, mid-conversation, turned it off,” Giuliani said.
Trump has 66 GOP endorsements ‘former national security and senior officials’ — who have no real experience: conservative
In an election year, it is commonplace for candidates to list lengthy endorsements in an effort to showcase the trust, loyalty and earned respect by recognizable names and organizations. This year, the process is a bit different.
Democratic nominee Joe Biden is winning far more endorsements from national security professionals and retired flag officers — and by a large margin. The former vice president has the endorsement of 780 retired military officers and national security appointees — nearly 12 times as many as Trump. On the flip-side, Trump has a total of 66.
Trump ‘abruptly’ storms out of 60 Minutes interview and refuses to return: report
President Donald Trump was said to have "abruptly" ended an interview with 60 Minutes correspondent Leslie Stahl at the White House.
According to CNN correspondent Kaitlan Collins, the "drama" occurred on Tuesday afternoon.
"Apparently there was some drama while President Trump was taping his 60 Minutes interview today," Collins wrote on Twitter. "He abruptly ended his solo interview after around 45 minutes & did not return for a scheduled walk & talk he was supposed to tape with Pence, @abdallahcnn and I are told by sources."
Apparently there was some drama while President Trump was taping his 60 Minutes interview today. He abruptly ended his solo interview after around 45 minutes & did not return for a scheduled walk & talk he was supposed to tape with Pence, @abdallahcnn and I are told by sources.
Trump mask-shames CBS reporter Lesley Stahl — and ominously warns ‘much more to come’
President Donald Trump has spent months belittling people for wearing masks during the COVID-19 pandemic.
His anti-mask attitude reportedly resulted in White House and campaign staff not wearing masks so as to avoid angering their boss.
And Trump has repeatedly attacked Joe Biden for wearing facial coverings -- even after the president was hospitalized for COVID-19.
But on Tuesday, Trump dramatically shifted his position and mask-shamed CBS "60 Minutes" reporter Lesley Stahl, posting video of her not wearing a mask while Trump was.
Trump included video of their interview in his tweet: