Twelve tapes seized by the FBI from President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, were turned over to federal prosecutors on Friday.
The tapes reveal conversations between President Trump and Cohen months before the 2016 election surrounding payments made to playmate Karen McDougal.
The twelve tapes have not been made public, until now. On Tuesday, CNN’s Chris Cuomo got hold of one of the tapes and shared it live on his show.
“Now, this is not a great quality recording, and that will be relevant to its analysis. So first I want to play you the entire recording, not all of which is relevant to the payment. So listen for yourself,” Cohen said.
The tapes detail that President Trump was not “shocked” about payments being made on his behalf to Playboy model Karen McDougal.
“Trump’s attorney, Rudy Giuliani, is aware we have the recording. You’ll remember the president waived his attorney-client privilege that allowed this tape to be released to prosecutors. Now, the team says they didn’t leak the tape. This recording comes from Cohen, counsel Lanny Davis,” Cuomo said.
Listen to the secret tape below.
Angela Rye pounds CNN’s Steve Cortes for suggesting Ocasio-Cortez should resign
CNN turned into a shouting match on Tuesday after a Trump supporter attempted to defend the president's concentration camps along the southern border.
Conservatives panicked on Tuesday after Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) referred to Trump's tent city detention centers as concentration camps.
Republican Steve Cortes argued against Ocasio-Cortez was wrong to correctly use the term concentration camps.
"AOC should apologize at least and probably resign," Cortes argued.
Progressive analyst Angela Rye shut down Cortes, explaining to viewers that Ocasio-Cortez was correctly using the term.
‘He wants the spotlight back’: CNN commentator says Trump is jealous of all the attention Democrats are getting
On Tuesday, President Donald Trump held a rally in Orlando, Florida to formally kick off his re-election campaign for 2020.
And as CNN's Gloria Borger explained to John Berman, Trump desperately needed this event — because he was jealous of how much coverage the Democratic presidential candidates are getting.
"One source told CNN campaign officials are hoping this event will satisfy the president's thirst for the spotlight and reset the campaign's efforts," said Berman. "This is the 60th campaign rally for the president. So is there any reason to think that this event could move the needle?"
Scaramucci: Trump will ‘flip out on you’ if you lick your finger and touch something on his desk
On Tuesday's edition of CNN's "OutFront," anchor Erin Burnett talked to former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci about President Donald Trump's hysteria over chief of staff Mick Mulvaney coughing in his presence.
"Does behavior like that from him, from the top, send a message about how he treats people or how others should treat people, or do you not have any concern?" asked Burnett.
"I — well, listen, I sort of think it's unfair. Every one of us have been temperamental from time to time," said Scaramucci, who was fired after just 10 days in the White House for extremely obscene comments about Steve Bannon. "I think it's very unfair to pick and choose these — clearly caught on camera. We're in the world of social media now. Many of us have said things that they've regretted saying, myself included especially, Erin. But what happens in the social media and our fishbowl — and the White House isn't even a fishbowl, it's a full-blown aquarium."