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Cohen Secretly Taped Trump Discussing Payment To Playboy Model

Sources say the recordings were discovered during FBI raids on Cohen's office, hotel room and home earlier this year.
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Cohen Secretly Taped Trump Discussing Payment To Playboy Model

According to several reports out Friday, Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen secretly recorded a conversation he had with Trump two months before the presidential election. 

During that conversation, the two men reportedly discussed payments to a former Playboy model who claimed to have had an affair with Trump. 

The New York Times was the first to report the news, and outlets including CNN and ABC later confirmed with sources familiar with the matter.

Sources say the recordings were discovered during FBI raids on Cohen's office, hotel room and home earlier this year.

Federal prosecutors have been looking into Cohen's efforts to keep potentially damaging information about Trump under wraps ahead of the 2016 election. They're trying to determine whether those actions violated campaign-finance laws. And, as the Times notes, a recording like this "would be of keen interest" to investigators.

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.