Report: Feds Seized More Than 100 Cohen Recordings Involving Trump

Federal investigators have reportedly seized more than 100 recordings made by Michael Cohen that could involve President Trump or his businesses, according to The Washington Post. Two sources cited in the report say some of the recordings feature Trump talking, while a significant portion of the tapes come from Cohen secretly recording reporters inquiring about Trump both during the 2016 presidential campaign and after he won the election. The news comes as federal investigators have reportedly begun to zero in on Cohen’s role in dealing with allegations of sexual impropriety against Trump during the 2016 campaign. The longtime Trump fixer, reportedly out of a sense of betrayal, is said to have “hit a reset button” and vowed to “not be a punching bag anymore” in his relationship with the president, according to his lawyer, Lanny Davis. Davis told the Post on Wednesday that Cohen is ready to hand over evidence against the president, a move that seems increasingly likely after the release earlier this week of a recording secretly made by Cohen in which Trump can be heard discussing a payoff to a former Playboy model.