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The legal questions raised by the Cohen-Trump tape. Plus signs of a lake on Mars, Sean Spicer’s book, and more.
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On a newly released recording of a conversation between Donald Trump and his longtime attorney and fixer Michael Cohen, the two men can be heard discussing a payment that would keep the story of an affair between Trump, then a presidential candidate, and the model Karen McDougal from surfacing. Reports that the FBI seized this tape, as well as others, from Cohen’s office in April have drawn comparisons to the Oval Office recordings

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