Cohen Lawyer: ‘Spin’ Can’t Change What’s On Tape


NEW YORK (AP) — An attorney for President Donald Trump’s former lawyer says “any attempt at spin cannot change what is on” a recording of Trump discussing a potential payment for a former Playboy model’s account of having an affair with him years ago.

Attorney Lanny Davis said Friday the recording won’t hurt his client, former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen.

Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani says the payment was never made. Giuliani says what’s important is Trump said that if it were made it should be properly documented.

A person familiar with a federal investigation into Cohen tells The Associated Press that Cohen made the recording two months before Trump’s 2016 election. The person wasn’t authorized to discuss an ongoing criminal investigation and spoke on the condition of anonymity.

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