Trump did not mention Cohen's name but seemed to respond to reports that Cohen had a conversation with him in September 201
The New York Times first reported that the FBI seized the record during the raid earlier this year in Cohen's office as part of an investigation by the former Trump lawyer's payments to women to tell stories about his clients Election 2016 close – a practice known as catch-and-kill. Fox News has confirmed the details of the band.
On Saturday, Trump appeared to judge the FBI raid and Cohen's behavior as "unimaginable."
"Unimaginable that the government (early in the morning) would break into a law firm – almost unheard of," he tweeted. "Even more inconceivable that a lawyer would accept a client – completely unknown and perhaps illegal."
But, possibly in terms of asking whether he violated any campaign finance laws, Trump added, "Your favorite president did not do anything wrong!"
COHEN BANDETE DISCUSSION WITH TRUMP ABOUT POSSIBLE PAYMENT TO THE PLAYBOY MODEL
Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani had a similar feeling when he told the Times that while there was a discussion, the payment was never made and the band showed that Trump had not done anything wrong. 19659011 "Nothing in this conversation indicates that he had previously known about it," Giuliani told The Times. He also said that Trump Cohen said that any payment should be by check, not in cash, so that it could be properly documented
"In the grand scheme of things, it is a powerful exculpatory proof," he said [19659005TheWallStreetJournalreportedinNovember2016thatMcDougalwaspaid$150000fortherightstothestorybyAmericanMediaInctheparentcompanyoftheNationalEnquirerbutneverran
The FBI is also investigating Cohen's $ 130,000 payment to adult movie star Stormy Daniels in the weeks leading up to the election in return for silence over an alleged one-time encounter with Trump. Trump has denied any affair with Daniels or McDougal.
John Roberts of Fox News contributed to this report.