President Trump should hardly be surprised that the lawyer doing his dirty work was doing a bit of his own by taping his client.
And we should hardly be surprised that, given Trump tried to buy Stormy Daniels’s silence, he was trying to do the same for Karen McDougal with whom, unlike Daniels’s one-night-stand, he allegedly had a longer-term affair.
Below is a good summary of what’s going on from Fox News, including the recording in question. It seems pretty clear to me that Trump was saying he did not want to pay in cash. Lanny Davis, who is out of dishonest-lawyer central – he formerly spun for the Clintons, is trying to say Trump wanted to pay cash and that he was acting like a mobster.
The Trump people note that it wouldn’t make any sense for Trump to try to hide transactions if his attorney was setting up a corporation to make the payment.
All of this is disgusting. None of it is surprising. Conservatives, most of them anyway, have made their peace with who Trump is. The mainstream media, of course, reacts to every new bit of tawdry information about Trump as if to say, What?? Someone is smoking pot in a dorm room?