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Twitter Explodes After CNN Airs Cohen-Trump Tapes: ‘When What You’re Doing Is Definitely 100% Legal…’

CNN dropped a bombshell at 9 p.m. Tuesday night, airing the tape that Michael Cohen recorded of his former client, President Donald Trump, that featured the pair discussing a payment to buy the story of a Playboy model who allegedly had an affair with Trump.

In the recording, from September 2016, Cohen and Trump discuss the payment, and the then-presidential candidate instructs his lawyer: “Pay with cash.”

The recording aired on CNN’s Cuomo Primetime, after it was given to the network by Cohen’s lawyer Lanny Davis. Davis also appeared for an interview with Chris Cuomo, in which he railed against the president for his “lies” about his client.

As Davis made very clear in his appearance on CNN: “the only people who use cash are drug dealers and mobsters.”

The surprise release of the tape, the existence of which was reported days ago, set Twitter on fire with speculation and hot takes about what it means for Trump’s legal woes and adventurous sexual past.

Stormy Daniels lawyer Michael Avenatti weighed in:

After Davis’ extensive interview with Cuomo, he tweeted this grenade comparing Trump to good ole’ Tricky Dicky:

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