Listen: Donald Trump, Karen Mcdougal Mcdougal, Michael Cohen discussed on Charlotte at Six
"Some of the top stories here on WBZ TV some new revelations today. About the playboy, bunny and the president word that, the president did indeed talk specifically with his lawyer about paying off a woman just before? The election that woman Karen, McDougal claimed she had an affair with Trump. And now we know Trump's lawyer. Michael Cohen recorded a. Phone call with Trump about paying McDougal Aaron Katersky ABC online to. Unravel all of. This so give us the lowdown on that phone call it was two months before the election we're told Michael Cohen recorded a conversation with Donald Trump about paying am I the publisher of the National Enquirer for the rights to the story of former playboy model Karen McDougal McDougal had already been paid by an eye for, her story, and it seemed Cohen and Trump wanted to either Loose and or something because. They discussed paying a hundred and fifty thousand dollars to am I for the rights to McDougal story so they could own it themselves ultimately though we're told that payment never happened so they. Are. Insist but there was money paid, to kill the story though there was money paid to kill the story, and and am I had paid it. To Karen McDougal in fact that's. The subject of a lawsuit that McDougal filed against. Him I try to get out of that confidentiality. Agreement and and then so it's not. Clear why Trump and, Cohen would have wanted the rights to the. Story themselves assume presumably to kill it okay so just to be clear here they talked about paying, to keep the story from running about Karen McDougal but they didn't actually, pay the money at least that's what they're saying Well that that's what, they're saying that's correct they had talked about paying AM I but ultimately, did not what are we hearing from. The White House on this today I don't think we. Will the. President just left the White House for, his his golf club. In New Jersey he did not make any remarks to reporters So if no money was paid just chatting about it I. Guess we're not talking about any illegality here Well, you know I think, that's the question for for for, prosecutors and and maybe, even for, voters I mean President, Trump has said when asked about. Payments. To women he is always, said you know talk to my attorney I didn't know anything, about them now maybe this, tape suggests otherwise I'm not sure anybody is, going to call them on it but for for Michael, Cohen the the question is whether these payments constituted Campaign finance violations because. If they were, done to. Keep, a rumored, affair from Malania maybe one thing but it was done to perhaps keep a potentially. Damaging story, out of the headlines, in order to help his candidacy, that could be something, else and, federal prosecutors we know. Have been investigating Cohen about payments. And. About other personal and business, dealings well the other juicy part of this is now we, know Michael Cohen has been, recording some conversations what other tapes mighty half Well we don't know. That, he has any other tapes or or if he has other tapes whether they recorded Donald Trump. Or not but, you know No look I think. That it it it? May well serve to wet the appetite of prosecutors has Cohen and we've reported this is considering some kind of a plea deal should he be charged maybe the the existence of recordings or maybe. The, just, the, the idea that you know Cohen had all these conversations is is something that prosecutors would be interested in deed, and voters to Aaron thanks ABC's Aaron Katersky on that recording of a phone call with Donald Trump when he was just days, away, from election day he was recorded talking with his. Lawyer about paying money to, a former playboy model who. Say she had an affair with Trump right five minutes 'til seven here on WBZ and recapping our top local story today the official vote was, taken, Charlotte will be the city where the. Republicans have their convention, in twenty, twenty that decision at a meeting of the Republican National Committee and Austin Texas all those, in favor of this motion please signify. By saying I All those opposed please signify by. Saying no the I, have."