BETRAYAL

Trump: ‘I Can’t Believe Michael Would Do This With Me’

When President Donald Trump was informed of reports that his former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, secretly recorded him speaking about payments to former Playboy model Karen McDougal, he allegedly said he couldn’t “believe Michael would do this.” The New York Times reported Friday that the FBI is in possession of the recording Cohen made. “I can’t believe Michael would do this with me,” the president reportedly said when briefed about the report. The recording, made two months before the 2016 election, reportedly discussed “payments” for McDougal, who claims she had an affair with Trump. The seizure of the recording is part of a Justice Department investigation into whether Cohen broke campaign finance laws in order to keep negative stories about Trump from seeing the light of day.