Donald Trump’s former personal attorney and repairman, Michael Cohen, said he turned over his cell phone to the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.
Cohen revealed that CNN Wednesday morning.
He met with prosecutors in New York last month.
A grand jury was recently convened over Trump’s involvement in a payment to Daniels. Cohen was sentenced to three years in federal prison for campaign finance violations after orchestrating a settlement.
Trump has denied that he had an affair with Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford. The former president also denies claims that he told Cohen to arrange the payment.
Daniels claims she had an affair with Trump in 2006. He married former Melania Trump the year before.
“Most recently, they asked for my cell phone so they could extract an audio recording that I had with Keith Davidson, the former attorney for Stormy Daniels before Michael Avenatti. and so on,” Cohen told CNN Wednesday morning.
The phones, which were seized by federal agents after the FBI raided his home in 2018, said Cohen said the devices were “a first for the district attorney.”
According to CNN, video footage was recently released showing Trump taking a deposition in the New York Attorney General’s office in August.
“Donald can’t trace the lies he told.
The former publisher of National EnquirerDavid Pecker was scheduled to meet with prosecutors this week, according to CNN. The DA office also contacted Mr. Davidson, who represented Mr. Daniels in the hush-money arrangement.
Cohen pleaded guilty to campaign finance violations after arranging to pay Daniels $130,000.
Prosecutors are investigating whether Trump and his company used hush money as legal fees to forge business documents.
Federal prosecutors said in legal documents that Cohen received a refund from the Trump Organization after paying Daniels.
Business executives greenlit a $420,000 payment to Cohen as a bonus to pay Daniels, his tax liability, and compensation, federal prosecutors allege.
Prosecutors allege that the company falsified records of payments as legal fees. Prosecutors said that when Cohen processed the payments, he “coordinated with Mr Trump and acted on his instructions.”