NewsMaker – Trump wiretap controversy


This past weekend, for the first time ever, Trump signaled he’s not at all pleased with Michael Cohen after learning his longtime fixer secretly recorded him and that the recording is now in the hands of federal prosecutors.  

“Inconceivable that the government would break into a lawyer’s office,” Trump Tweeted Saturday, “even more inconceivable that a lawyer would tape a client – totally unheard of & perhaps illegal”. 

Just a few weeks ago, Trump took a much different view saying, “I always liked Michael, and he’s a good person”. 

The brief conversation, recorded in the final days of the 2016 Presidential Campaign, concerns a scheme to buy the silence of former Playboy Playmate Karen McDougal, who claims to have had an affair with Trump back in 2006. 

Trump denies the affair.  He concluded his Tweet Saturday by saying, “The good news is that your favorite president did nothing wrong!”

Cohen isn’t the only former Trump associate facing a federal investigation.  This weekend, the FBI released 400 pages of documents related to former Foreign Policy Advisor Carter Page.  The documents, part of a wiretap application released under the Freedom of Information Act, accuse Page of being “an agent for a foreign power” having “established relationships with Russian government officials, including Russian intelligence officers.”

Page tells ABC News he’s stunned by the allegations, which he has repeatedly claimed are false. “I’m having trouble finding any small bit of this document that rises above complete ignorance and/or insanity.”

Joining us to talk about the issue is Attorney Craig Murphey with the Purchase, George, and Murphey Law Firm…

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