President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen reportedly recorded some of his conversations with associates, and Trump is worried that those recordings were seized by federal investigators in a raid of Cohen’s office and residences this week, the Washington Post reports.
It’s unclear whether Cohen recorded his conversations with Trump, but sources told the Post that Cohen recorded both business and political conversations for leverage.
Cohen, a close confidant of Trump, is known to store the conversations using digital files and then replay them for colleagues, according to people who have interacted with him.
“We heard he had some proclivity to make tapes,” One Trump adviser who spoke on the condition of anonymity told The Post. “Now we are wondering, who did he tape? Did he store those someplace where they were actually seized? . . . Did they find his recordings?”
Cohen did not respond to requests for comment. A White House spokeswoman declined a request for comment on the report.