Trump Rants Over Seized Cohen Recordings

Donald Trump angrily tweets about his own lawyer recording their private conversations.

The breaking news late yesterday afternoon was Michael Cohen, Donald Trump’s longtime ‘fixer,’ had recorded his conversation with the Trumpster planning a hush money payment to former Playboy model Karen MacDougal about their alleged 10 month affair shortly after Melania Trump had given birth to their son, Barron.

Trump, who is said to be ‘livid’ over the revelation, took to Twitter this morning to vent, saying, “Inconceivable that the government would break into a lawyer’s office (early in the morning) – almost unheard of. Even more inconceivable that a lawyer would tape a client – totally unheard of & perhaps illegal. The good news is that your favorite President did nothing wrong!”

Obviously, the Donald is playing fast and loose with the truth here.

The government didn’t ‘break’ into anywhere. There are established procedures for searching an attorney’s office and the Justice Department followed them including getting a legal search warrant from a judge.

Also, New York state – where Trump and Cohen lived and worked in 2016 – is a “one-party” consent state, which means a person can legally record or monitor a conversation with the consent of one party to the conversation.

Speaking of “secret recordings,” remember when Trump hinted he might have some of his own?

The one thing Trump is right about is that it is very unusual for an attorney to record his own conversations with clients.

You have to wonder why Cohen felt the need to do so two months before the election?

Unless he knew he might need that recording at some point in the future…?

p.s. Trump is NOT the country’s ‘favorite president.’ He lost the popular vote by three million votes and his approval rating average according to RealClearPolitics is 43%.