Recording of Michael Cohen Threatening a Reporter

Recording of Trump Attorney Michael Cohen Threatening a Reporter

Description from youtube; NPR releases audio recordings of Trump lawyer Michael Cohen threatening Daily Beast reporter Tim Mak. The Daily Beast’s Betsy Woodruff tells Ari Melber that Cohen’s threats turned out to be “toothless” and publishing the story that Cohen was trying to prevent “worked out fine” for both the reporter and the publication.

 

Hear from the journalist Michael Cohen threatened

National Public Radio reporter Tim Mak released audio recordings from a 2015 phone call where Michael Cohen yelled threatening and vulgar comments at him. Mak tells Katy that Cohen’s comments are part of a longtime pattern of threats against those who are a ‘perceived threat’ to Trump.

 

Here’s some of the text of Cohen’s threats…

“I will make sure that you and I meet one day while we’re in the courthouse. And I will take you for every penny you still don’t have. And I will come after your Daily Beast and everybody else that you possibly know,” Cohen said. “So I’m warning you, tread very fucking lightly, because what I’m going to do to you is going to be fucking disgusting. You understand me?”

“You write a story that has Mr. Trump’s name in it, with the word rape, and I’m going to mess your life up … for as long as you’re on this frickin’ planet … you’re going to have judgments against you, so much money, you’ll never know how to get out from underneath it,”

“Though there’s many literal senses to the word, if you distort it, and you put Mr. Trump’s name there onto it, rest assured, you will suffer the consequences. So you do whatever you want. You want to ruin your life at the age of 20? You do that, and I’ll be happy to serve it right up to you,”