FBI Has a Recording of Trump Discussing Stormy Daniels Pay-Off

Donald Trump, Rundown, US Politics

It has recently come to light that the FBI has obtained a recording of president Donald Trump that was secretly taken by his former lawyer. It seems that during the FBI’s raid of Michael Cohen’s office a tape was seized by the intelligence agency where Donald Trump discusses the payment made to Stephanie Clifford, know also as Stormy Daniels, to not disclose the nature of their affair.

Donald Trump previously denied the affair ever happened, later claiming that, despite a “hush money” payment being made to Stormy Daniels by his lawyer, he was unaware that the transaction ever took place. It was later revealed that Donald Trump had paid Michael Cohen back for the transaction, throwing his claims into serious doubt.

The reason this is important is that, due to the proximity to the election, the payment to Stormy Daniels could be considered an illegal campaign contribution.

Some key pieces of context must be taken into consideration regarding this story. The first is that this is not part of the special counsel’s investigation into Donald Trump. The raid of Cohen’s office was conducted by the FBI which is now headed by a Trump appointee. Another key piece of information is that campaign contribution violations are not as serious as is being portrayed, often times being penalized with a hefty fine.

Emilio Garcia
Deputy Editor, The Unshackled
Host of the Front and Center Podcast
Emilio Garcia
Deputy Editor, The Unshackled
Host of the Front and Center Podcast
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