Multiple outlets (MSNBC, CNN, Buzzfeed) are now reporting that the Trump/Cohen tape was deemed privileged by the special master but then Trump's team waived the privilege, supporting my change-the-topic-from-Russia theory. 1/ https://t.co/5nSgr8Q3vK
— Eric Columbus (@EricColumbus) July 21, 2018
UPDATE: The Cohen-Trump tapes seized by FBI were among the items shielded by attorney-client privilege. But it was Trump side that waived the privilege, not Cohen. Not sure I understand this strategy; seems to have backfired on WH.
— Anthony Cormier (@a_cormier_) July 21, 2018
"The (Cohen) tapes matter, but not as much as what is happening with Russia and I don't think the timing of the tapes is a mere coincidence. The President would rather have his playmate peccadillos in the air than have Russia on your mind. … Don't fall for it." – @ChrisCuomo pic.twitter.com/LpzYFGWLxt
— Cuomo Prime Time (@CuomoPrimeTime) July 21, 2018
So many lies, so little time.
1. The FBI had a search warrant.
2. A judge approved the search warrant.
3. No office was “broken into”
4. The subject of search said the FBI was professional and courteous.
Everyone knows you’re lying.
So why lie, Duplicitous Don? https://t.co/uh7bbXMMR2
— Joe Scarborough (@JoeNBC) July 21, 2018
After learning about the tape, the Times approached Mr. Trump’s personal lawyer. They chose not to assert attorney-client privilege over the recording. https://t.co/2bhGqWxuvf
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) July 21, 2018
When I texted with Michael Cohen earlier today, he declined several opportunities I gave him to disagree with the way friends were characterizing his thinking. https://t.co/6kx1UMex8s
— Jonathan Swan (@jonathanvswan) July 21, 2018
Former U.S. attorney Harry Litman on the possibility of the existence of a Trump-Cohen tape: “Tapes are always the strongest kind of evidence. To hear the president contradict his previous public statements really matters.”https://t.co/AdqWEp2Lhs
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) July 21, 2018