Trump: Cohen’s Secret Recording May Be ‘Illegal’

In response to reports that his former longtime lawyer Michael Cohen “secretly” recorded him discussing a hush money payment to a former Playboy model, President Trump on Saturday suggested such a recording would be “illegal.” Referring to the FBI raid on Cohen’s offices during which agents reportedly seized the recording, Trump called it “inconceivable that the government would break into a lawyer’s office.” “Even more inconceivable that a lawyer would tape a client—totally unheard of & perhaps illegal,” he wrote on Twitter. The president was said to have been shocked upon learning of the recording on Friday, reportedly saying, “I can’t believe Michael would do this with me.” By Saturday, despite his outrage over the “illegal” recording, he tried to play down the tape’s significance: “The good news is that your favorite President did nothing wrong!”