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Last week Trump's lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, confirmed that Cohen had secretly recorded a conversation in which he and Trump discussed payments to a former Playboy model who claimed she'd had an affair with Trump. Cohen has since become the subject of federal criminal investigation in the Southern District of NY, concerning campaign-finance violations, bank fraud, wire fraud, and illegal lobbying, or other crimes.

Trump said it was "inconceivable that a lawyer would tape a client - totally unheard of and perhaps illegal". In New York state it is legal to record a conversation if one party consents.

Michael Avenatti, the attorney representing porn star Stormy Daniels, said on ABC's "This Week" that President Donald Trump's former personal attorney had multiple recordings of conversations with Trump.

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The FBI raided Cohen's home, office, and hotel room in April, seizing roughly 4 million documents.

The 12 tapes were among the seized items submitted to a court-appointed special master to see if they were covered by attorney-client privilege. The disclosure spurred speculation that Cohen had made other recordings of Trump.

Cohen has been under vast pressure to cooperate with federal investigators as Mueller's probe continues, CBS News' Jeff Pegues has reported.

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While Cohen was once quoted as saying he would "take a bullet" for the president, Trump's tweet and the sharp reply from Cohen's lawyer Lanny Davis could signal that the bond between the two has been damaged, if not broken. Jones announced in a filing dated July 23 that she'd granted prosecutors access to 12 audio files from the raid. He is under investigation by federal prosecutors in Manhattan over payments he made to women who allegedly had affairs with Trump. Cohen has not been charged with any crime.

The recordings were given to the government at the weekend, Barbara Jones, the retired judge and so-called special master overseeing the review, said in her one-page order. She said she then released them to prosecutors.

The company, American Media Inc., is run by Trump friend and supporter David Pecker. McDougal sold her story for $150,000 to The National Enquirer, which was supportive of Trump, during the final months of the presidential campaign, but the tabloid sat on the story, which kept it from becoming public. Trump, through spokespersons, has denied McDougal's claim that the two engaged in an affair.

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Federal prosecutors in NY are investigating Cohen for possible bank and tax fraud, and for possible campaign law violations linked to a $130,000 payment to adult film star Stormy Daniels and other matters related to Trump's campaign, a person familiar with the investigation has told Reuters. The FBI investigation is separate from special counsel Robert Mueller's probe of election interference in 2016 and potential obstruction of justice by those in the president's orbit.

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