Michael Cohen’s Lawyer Lanny Davis Says There Are More Tapes; Trump Will Be ‘Done in By the Truth’


Michael Cohen‘s lawyer Lanny Davis dropped a bombshell Wednesday night, premiering a secretly recorded tape of Cohen and his former client Donald Trump discussing payment to squash the affair allegation of a Playboy model during the 2016 campaign.

The recording appears to show Trump instructing his lawyer to handle the payment in “cash,” though Trump’s new personal attorney Rudy Giuliani disputed this interpretation of the audio.

Either way, the move has incited a harsh war of words between Davis and Giuliani, and is the final sign that Cohen has flipped on the man he used to say he would take a bullet for.

Appearing on Good Morning America Wednesday, Davis told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos that while there’s nothing criminal revealed on the tape, “it’s about lies and truth.”

“The power of the truth is what Michael Cohen now has, no matter what Mayor Giuliani invents for a president who’s been known to lie,” Davis said. “Don’t believe me, listen to the tape the way John Dean had a tape that did in Richard Nixon.”

Davis pointed out that the tape shows Trump lied about knowing about the Karen McDougal deal.

“This is about truth vs. lying, and ultimately Donald Trump is going to be done in by the truth,” he added.

The lawyer then told Stephanopoulos that Cohen is not seeking a pardon from Trump — ending the interview by revealing his client has “more tapes” of the president.

Watch above, via ABC News.

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