President Trump’s longtime fixer Michael Cohen recorded a conversation with CNN reporter Chris Cuomo earlier this year in which he said he arranged “on my own” a $130,000 payment in 2016 to Stormy Daniels, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.
In the nearly two-hour exchange, which the paper said appeared to have been surreptitiously recorded by Cohen, Trump’s ex-lawyer discussed at length the payment he arranged in October 2016, a month before the presidential election, to Daniels, who alleged that she had a one-night stand with Trump in 2006, shortly after his third wife Melania gave birth to their son.
“I did it on my own,” Cohen said of the payment, sources told The Journal.
The conversation took place after The Journal in January revealed that Cohen had arranged the payment to Daniels.
The paper reported that Cohen told Cuomo he wasn’t running a tape — before recording their entire conversation.
Cohen has often appeared on Cuomo’s CNN show, and on Tuesday Cohen’s lawyer gave a widely anticipated audio recording of a conversation Cohen had with Trump in 2016 about buying the rights to a former model’s story of an affair with the then-candidate.
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