Michael Cohen doesn’t mind sharing his voice recording tapes that he has of himself and Donald J. Trump Sr.
The lady from California, Jackie Speier, asked the lawyer/fixer from
New York, Michael Cohen, “You said there’s probably a hundred
“Of voice recordings,” said Cohen.
Speier asked, “Voice recordings and will you make them available
to the committee?”
“If you really like them,” Cohen said.
Folks started laughing about that. Cohen then looked up at Chairman Elijah Cummings and asked, “Don’t you have to gavel that sir?”
And to that, Cummings simply responded, “We wouldn’t."
Hahaha, you only gavel that which is not funny! Now, back to more serious stuff.
What is that you ask? Why didn’t Michael Cohen just place them on YouTube? I don’t know because both the state of New York and the federal government follow the one-party rule whereby only one person in the conversation has to agree to the recordings.
But then, Cohen did have that whole lawyer client thing going and the state bar doesn’t take to kindly to lawyers doing shady things like taping their clients without their client’s knowing.
That whole lawyer-client privilege deal is there for a reason. A lawyer can’t represent anybody if he isn’t trusted by nobody.
Also, there’re all of the connections Cohen benefited from due to his lawyer-client/fixer relationship with Trump.
People just won’t want to be connected to you if you’re doing things to disconnect them from you.
And once again, a lawyer who tapes his client will have a realy, realy, realy hard time getting new clients; especially those wealthy, secretive types.
Oh yeah, I almost forgot, the Mueller investigation. They probably
didn’t want Cohen releasing those tapes because it could damage Mueller's investigation.
So when looking at that, the whole one-party rule doesn't provide
all of the legal protections needed to a person who has all of these other mitigating circumstances that will prevent him from uploading his talks with his client on the YouTube.