Inconceivable that the government would break into a lawyer’s office (early in the morning) – almost unheard of. Even more inconceivable that a lawyer would tape a client – totally unheard of & perhaps illegal. The good news is that your favorite President did nothing wrong!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 21, 2018
So this tweet essentially has Trump admitting that it is his voice on this recording, so moving forward we know that it will be virtually impossible for his attorneys to dispute that it is his voice on the other recordings that we know were seized from Cohen’s office and home.
As for the legality of this, New York is a “one-party consent” state, so as long as Cohen agrees to the recording, which obviously he did, it is perfectly legal.
As it turns out Washington DC is also a “one-party consent” state which would seem to indicate that this also covers conversations that Cohen had with Trump since Trump moved into the White House.
In other words, Trump is likely screwed.
Oh, and he is most certainly NOT our favorite president.
By the way, if this new revelation about the recordings does not cause Trump to panic this conversation that took place on The Beat yesterday most definitely will.
Breaking: @MichaelAvenatti says if Michael Cohen “was prepared to do the right thing”, I would “absolutely consider” representing him.
“Michael Cohen and I had a chance to converse” we had “a very positive meeting” pic.twitter.com/AGA0MTvgmq
— TheBeat w/Ari Melber (@TheBeatWithAri) July 20, 2018
Could you even imagine how Trump would respond to news that his former attorney, who knows where ALL the bodies are buried, was working with the lawyer that he hates most in all the world?
I would pay money to be in the room to see that.