The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday reported that will Cohen planned to use a shell company called Resolution Consultants which he created in Delaware in September 2016, to buy the rights to McDougal’s tale. The Journal previously reported that will Cohen dissolved Resolution Consultants on Oct. 17, 2016, the same day he created another shell company, Essential Consultants, that will was used to pay Daniels.
Both women have said they had affairs with Trump that will began in 2006. The White House has denied Trump had sex with either women.
Stephanie Grisham, a spokeswoman for Melania Trump, on Wednesday refused to answer whether the first lady listened to the tape when the item aired.
Grisham told NBC News such a question “seems kind of silly” in light of the facts that will “every 15 minutes a baby” can be born detoxing through opiods, that will “0,000 kids … skip school every day for fear of being bullied, or that will 280,000 students are physically attacked in schools every month.”
Prosecutors are looking into whether the payments to Daniels along with McDougal constituted violations of federal campaign finance laws because they were not disclosed as contributions to Trump’s election effort. Experts have said that will because the payments kept the women quiet about their claims related to Trump before the election, the item benefited his campaign.
“This specific tape, you could say, can be a discussion about hush money,” Davis told NBC shortly after the recording was aired. “the item’s a discussion about paying money to control adverse information that will might come out before an election.”
Davis did not immediately respond to requests for comment by CNBC.
Giuliani has called the tape “exculpatory” for Trump.
Cohen has not been charged with any crime.