A CNN news report says that Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen secretly taped telephone conversations he had with Keith Davidson Stormy Daniel’s former attorney and those recordings has been seized by the FBI. Federal Investigators seized the recordings when they raided Cohen’s offices as well as other places earlier this week. The warrant for the raid was based on allegations of campaign-finance infringements and bank fraud.
Davidson was once the attorney for both Karen McDougal Playboy model and adult movie star Stormy Daniels whose real name is Stephanie Clifford.
The seized recordings can help federal investigators learn more regarding what actually occurred between Stormy Daniels and President Trump. Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen is being investigated for the part he played in the attempt to cover up the alleged affair via a hush deal with Stormy Daniels.
Michael Cohen has consistently denied doing any wrong, however there is no doubt that he will come under heavy pressure due to the intensity of the investigation by the FBI. Cohen is arguably the closest member of Trump’s inner circle. If he chooses to cooperate with federal investigators, then what he can reveal about Trump’s activities could cause serious issues for the president, even as Robert Mueller special counsel carries on with is inquiry.
Meanwhile, attorney Davidson has revealed that he was not aware of any recordings. The attorney’s spokesman Dave Wedge told reporters: “Attorney Davidson never gave his consent for any recordings of the discussions he had with Cohen. If those recordings actually exist, Davidson is prepared to pursue all his rights.”
Investigators would be eager to have an independent method of confirming what actually transpired between Michael Cohen and Attorney Davidson.
Aside from the Davidson recordings, federal investigators may have seized other telephone conversation recordings when they raided the offices of Cohen. A CNN source said that Cohen typically taped telephone discussions he had with people during the presidential campaigns of 2016 and these recordings might also have been seized by the FBI when they raided his hotel room and other locations.