Michael Avenatti, attorney and spokesperson for adult film actress Stormy Daniels speaks during a news conference at Federal court, Friday, April 13, 2018, in New York. A hearing has been scheduled before U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood to address President Donald Trump's personal attorney, Michael Cohen's request for a temporary restraining order related to the judicial warrant that authorized a search of his Manhattan office, apartment and hotel room this week. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

Michael Avenatti[1], the lawyer for adult film actor Stormy Daniels, said Sunday there are “multiple tapes” of conversations between President Trump[2] and his lawyer, Michael Cohen[3], and that it will turn into a “big problem” for the president.

Federal investigators reportedly have an audio tape of Mr. Trump[4] and Mr. Cohen[5] two months before the 2016 election discussing a payment to former Playboy Bunny Karen McDougal, who said she had an affair with Mr. Trump[6] in 2006. No payment was made, although the National Enquirer did give her $150,000 for exclusive rights to her story, which it never ran.

Mr. Avenatti[7] said he ran into Mr. Cohen[8] at a New York City restaurant earlier in the week. He thinks the lawyer is ready to help his own effort with Ms. Daniels, who says she was paid by Mr. Cohen[9] before the election to keep mum about a past sexual relationship with Mr. Trump[10].

“I think he is ready to tell the truth. And ultimately I think he is going to cooperate with us as it relates for our search for the truth,” Mr. Avenatti[11] told ABC’s “This Week.”

As it stands, the Justice Department is investigating Mr. Cohen[12]’s involvement in paying alleged hush money to women before the election to keep them from going public with their accusations of affairs with Mr. Trump[13]. The president denies having the affairs.

Trump[14] lawyer Rudolph W. Giuliani confirmed Friday that Mr. Trump[15] had discussed payments to Ms. McDougal with Mr. Cohen[16] on the recording, which was first reported by The New York Times.

He told The Times that the recording was less than two minutes long and that Mr. Trump[17] did not know he was being recorded, asserting the president had done nothing wrong.

The FBI seized the recording this year during a raid on Mr. Cohen[18]’s office, and Mr. Avenatti[19] claimed to know the “substance” of additional tapes.

“That, ultimately, is going to prove to be a big problem for the president,” Mr. Avenatti[20] said. “You know, that old adage, you’ve lived by the sword, you die by the sword is going to be true in this case because the president knew that his attorney Michael Cohen[21] had a predisposition towards taping conversations with people.”...

Alan Dershowitz, a professor emeritus at Harvard Law School, asked how Mr. Avenatti[22] would be in a position to know if there are multiple tapes and their content, especially since they may qualify for attorney-client privilege.“How do you have that information? How are you right? How did you get that information that nobody

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