Donald Trump

Lordy, There Are Tapes

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

While Trump has publicly denied it, we all know he's had an unknown number of affairs that his former attorney Michael Cohen cleaned up for him.

According to the New York Times, the smoking gun that proves it exists in the form of an audio tape that Michael Cohen himself recorded.

President Trump’s longtime lawyer, Michael D. Cohen, secretly recorded a conversation with Mr. Trump two months before the presidential election in which they discussed payments to a former Playboy model who said she had an affair with Mr. Trump, according to lawyers and others familiar with the recording.

The F.B.I. seized the recording this year during a raid on Mr. Cohen’s office. The Justice Department is investigating Mr. Cohen’s involvement in paying women to tamp down embarrassing news stories about Mr. Trump ahead of the 2016 election. Prosecutors want to know whether that violated federal campaign finance laws, and any conversation with Mr. Trump about those payments would be of keen interest to them.

In this case, Cohen and Trump talked about the former's effort to cover up Trump's affair with Karen McDougal, not Stormy Daniels.

McDougal, as you may recall, says she had an affair with Trump shortly after Melania gave birth to Barron Trump. That definitely happened.

Trump's new TV lawyer Rudy Giuliani told the New York Times that the recording of Trump talking about the affair and the cover-up is actually "exculpatory evidence" and doesn't prove that Trump "had any knowledge of it in advance."

So, I'm thinking Rudy really is a fucking idiot.

  • muselet

    Of course there’s a tape. Even Michael Cohen knew he needed insurance against Donald Trump’s caprices. If we’re all very lucky, there are lots of tapes.

    And I won’t go so far as to call Rudy Giuliani an idiot, but he is hilariously inept.

    –alopecia

  • Victor the Crab

    So, I’m thinking Rudy really is a fucking idiot.

    THINKING?!! Wasn’t it so obvious a long time ago? 😉

  • Aynwrong

    How could anyone work for Trump without making tapes?

    • IKR! I mean, Trumpov lies so much you would have to make tapes just to remind yourself you’re not insane every time he gaslights you.

  • simpfan

    It wouldn’t be “Stupid Watergate” without some tapes.