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"What kind of a lawyer would tape a client"? The kind a conman and a hypocrite like Trump

“What kind of lawyer would tape a client?” President Trump asked in a huffy tweet Wednesday, the morning after CNN obtained a recording of one of his conversations with his embattled former attorney, Michael Cohen.

Then-Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump listens as Michael Cohen delivers remarks on his behalf during a campaign stop at the New Spirit Revival Center church in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, on Sept. 21, 2016. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)

That’s a question with an easy answer: The kind of lawyer who would thrive as Donald Trump’s longtime fixer. The kind Trump would turn to in the closing weeks of a presidential election, when he needed to buy the silence of a former Playboy model who was claiming that she and Trump had had an extramarital affair. The kind who would fit the description that Trump bestows on the people he finds most impressive, or at least the most useful: “a killer.”

Trump was well aware that Cohen made a regular practice of surreptitiously recording his business and political conversations. In fact, as The Post reported in April, the lawyer often played those tapes for Trump. “It was his standard practice to do it,” one associate said

Now, Cohen has a more urgent concern than protecting his former client. He is under federal investigation for possible bank fraud and election law violations, and only he — and the FBI — know what is in those reams of records seized from his office in an April raid.

Cohen’s own lawyers include Lanny Davis, a veteran of the Clinton White House’s famed damage-control operation, whose own mantra has been: “Tell it early, tell it all, tell it yourself.” During the campaign finance scandals of the mid-1990s, Davis engineered the public release of White House Communications Agency videos showing Bill Clinton greeting major campaign contributors in the Oval Office, the Map Room and other parts of the White House. Republicans on Capitol Hill did not even know that such recordings existed. Davis’s bet, which turned out to be right, was that hyper-transparency would end up working in the president’s favor.

Perhaps for Trump what stings is being on the receiving end of one of his own favorite tactics. As a means of intimidation, the president has long believed in the power of surreptitious recordings — and sometimes, just the threat of them:

What has become evident now is that, unlike his former client, Michael Cohen is not bluffing.

Trump with his former lawyer Michael Cohen

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My view: "What kind of a lawyer would tape a client"? Well not when your client is a number one conman and a "shithole" fraudster, so you have to tape him, as Trump himself also has a history of recording phone calls and record people. Michael Cohen knows Trump more than the president's children know their father, dirtbag Trump is now suffering from the pain his former lawyer has unleashed at him. Cohen knew he was dealing with a corrupt narcissist and now pathetic Putin's busboy, Tump doesn't care about anyone but himself, so Cohen had to protect himself, who wouldn't with Donald Trump?. Trump is a coward and hypocrite personified, remember how he threatened the former FBI Director James Comey to mind what he leaks to the press because according to Trump there may be "tapes" of their conversations, double standard Trump, "do as I say not as I do" Trump is now on the receiving end and this time his former lawyer isn't bluffing, I hope Michael Cohen recorded conversations he had with Trump, when Trump was conning thousands of his students, millions from his fake University. You should read the Washington Post's response to Trump's pathetic question.