Trump Asks If 'Sad' Thing Cohen Did Is a First

'What kind of a lawyer would tape a client?' president tweets
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 25, 2018 8:41 AM CDT
In a Wednesday, May 30, 2018, file photo, Michael Cohen arrives to court in New York.   (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

(Newser) A recording of then-candidate Donald Trump and longtime personal attorney Michael Cohen discussing a hush money payment involving a former Playboy model over an alleged affair was made public by CNN Tuesday night—and the president had something to say about it on Wednesday. "What kind of a lawyer would tape a client? So sad! Is this a first, never heard of it before?" Trump tweeted. He went on to suggest a favorable portion of the recording was withheld.

"Why was the tape so abruptly terminated (cut) while I was presumably saying positive things? I hear there are other clients and many reporters that are taped - can this be so? Too bad!" It wasn't the only topic the president addressed in the morning hours on Twitter. He also offered a congrats to Brian Kemp, went after "vicious" China's moves against American farmers, and says that tariff negotiations "are going really well, be cool." More on the recording here. (Read more President Trump stories.)

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