Rudy GiulianitoldFox News' Hannity that this payment was reimbursed and that President Trump knew about it. Giuliani also claimed that the payment was related to the campaign. The other recordings are of conversations in which Cohen mentions the president to someone else, Giuliani said.
Lanny Davis, Cohen's lawyer, said on ABC's "Good Morning America" on Wednesday that Cohen is not seeking a pardon from the president as he faces a federal criminal investigation on campaign finance and bank fraud allegations in NY.
In 2016, the Wall Street Journal revealed American Media, who owns the pro-Trump National Enquirer, bought the rights to the model's story for $150,000, but didn't publish it. He says Trump actually says, "Don't pay with cash", showing Trump was not trying to hide the potential payment to a media company to keep model Karen McDougal's story from becoming public. Cohen explains, "We'll have to pay", and Trump can be heard saying, "pay with cash". There may or may not have been the Steele dossier's alleged tape of Trump in Moscow with prostitutes, but there is certainly reason to believe that there was enough evidence of Trump's poor personal conduct to fill a whole file cabinet in some Russian intelligence agency's office.
Donald Trump's former attorney and longtime "fixer" Michael Cohen feels like he's been "hung out to dry", Vanity Fair reporter Emily Jane Fox noted during a Tuesday morning MSNBC appearance - and he's using what he knows to hit back at the president and his family.
"I need to open up a company for the transfer of all of that info regarding our friend David", Cohen said in the recording, likely a reference to American Media head David Pecker. According to CNN, the tape was supplied by Lanny Davis, the attorney representing Cohen.
Coast Guard to raise duck boat that sank in storm killing 17
Investigations are underway after a duck boat capsized during a storm in southwestern Missouri last week, leaving 17 people dead. Passengers on the boat were jumping into the water to help people in distress and were throwing life rafts down, said Coleman.
In recent weeks, Cohen, who has not been charged with any crimes, has shown increasing signs of a willingness to turn against Trump.
NY is a "one-party consent" state, meaning that in general, it is legal to record a conversation as long as at least one party agrees, even if that person is the one doing the recording. "I got it." The audio cuts to what appears to be a new recording after that.
Some Syrians have opted to be evacuated to northern Idlib province, where the opposition still holds territory. Some 422 volunteers and family members were taken to Jordan via the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights overnight.
A ME native is on the list of US officials that Russian President Vladimir Putin says he'd like his prosecutors to interrogate. Marco Rubio of Florida, said on CNN's " State of the Union " that he believed the warrants to monitor Page were justified.
Jorginho played under Maurizio Sarri at Napoli and Chelsea's new head coach was keen to be reunited with him at Stamford Bridge. If they are exhausted and they don't want to fight for the Community Shield, play at Arsenal, then stay on holidays.
The Telegraph has claimed that a whole host of Arsenal first-team players face uncertain futures in the coming weeks. "We are also thinking about the players who were with us previous year and whether we need them to stay with us".
The average annual income of North Koreans was just 5% of that earned by people in the South, the central bank estimated. But since then, Mr Trump has suggested that dismantling North Korea's nuclear arsenal could be some way off.
Trump in June had threatened sanctions on countries that purchased oil from Iran , which the Iranian leader dismissed. Roundly applauded by his audience, Pompeo affirmed support by Washington for protesters in the Islamic republic.
At that time, Earth blocks most of the sunlight that would usually hit the moon, so that much of the moon is in Earth's shadow. While the partial lunar eclipse is expected to end by 3.49 am, and the penumbral eclipse would end by about 4.58 am.
For a day-and-a-half, those who are members of Amazon Prime are given exclusive access to deals across a large range of products. The hiccups, though, could have sent shoppers elsewhere during a key period when Amazon signs up new Prime members.
Yesterday, Mr Trump accused opponents of preferring to go to war rather than seeing good relations with Russian Federation . Votel said he has not asked for such a waiver and is awaiting direction from the White House.
So the only way he figures that he's going to get reelected - as sure as you're sitting there - is to start a war with Iran. The analyst added that "neither Iran, nor any other country is interested in escalating tensions in the region".
On Tuesday Trump said he had misspoken and that he had complete faith in USA intelligence agencies and accepted their conclusions. Trump tweeted the remark on Wednesday, promising " big benefits and exciting future " for Pyongyang " at end of process ." .
First half of the week brings more afternoon rain & storms
Like Monday , storms will take advantage of plentiful tropical moisture and produce rainfall rates of 1 to 2 inches per hour. Highs will tumble into the rain-cooled 80s behind the front Thursday and stay there through this weekend.
Schumer chides Trump for heated rhetoric on Iran
Separately, Iran's parliamentary speaker on Tuesday described Trump's comments as "the words of a troublemaker". However, National Security Advisor John Bolton echoed the president's tough rhetoric in a statement Monday.
Shares surge at Google's Alphabet as it crushes forecasts
In all, it's the same trend: it costs more to drive traffic to Google's advertising, and the cost per click is going down. Revenue was $32.7 billion for the quarter, with Google's advertising business accounting for most of that ($28 billion).
Tour halted after riders are hit by pepper spray
Sky are largely unpopular in France as their recent domination of the race revives memories of the rule of Lance Armstrong's U.S. Some reports stated police had used pepper spray, while others said it had been tear gas. "I had lots of bad luck", he said.
Illness forces Marchionne out of Ferrari
Based on the sudden turn in his health, the Fiat-Chrysler board named longtime Jeep executive Mike Manley as CEO. CNH Industrial, which Marchionne also chairs, named Suzanna Heywood, as his replacement.
Controversial Israeli "Nation-State" Bill Passed into Law
The pan-Arab body warned that the bill will ignite discrimination and more attacks against Palestinians within the green line. The question of Israel's status as a Jewish state is politically controversial and has always been debated.