President Donald Trump has taken to Twitter to harshly criticize FBI for breaking into his former lawyer office. He also doubted that such a recording existed, considering the allegation that his ex-defender taped to be "unheard of" and 'perhaps illegal'.
Inconceivable that the government would break into a lawyer’s office (early in the morning) — almost unheard of. 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!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 21, 2018
The discussion about paying McDougal, who claimed she had an affair with Trump, took place two months prior to the 2016 presidential election, the media reported citing lawyers and anonymous sources with knowledge of the recording.
McDougal stated she had sold her story for $150,000 to the National Enquirer, but the outlet refrained from publishing the story during the Presidential campaign. According to the ex-Playboy model, the lawyer made a secret deal with the American Media company, which owns the tabloid.