Trump says “perhaps illegal” for lawyer to tape client

Michael Cohen
Michael Cohen. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo

U.S. President Donald Trump said that it was “perhaps illegal” for a lawyer to record a client, after reports that his onetime attorney had recorded them both discussing buying the rights to a story by a woman who said she had an affair with Trump.

“Inconceivable that the government would break into a lawyer’s office (early in the morning) – almost unheard of,” Trump tweeted, in a possible reference to an FBI raid on the office of his former lawyer Michael Cohen in April.

“Even more inconceivable that a lawyer would tape a client – totally unheard of; perhaps illegal. The good news is that your favorite President did nothing wrong!” Trump added.