Washington - Donald Trump on Saturday said his ex-lawyer Michael Cohen may have acted illegally after it emerged he had secretly taped a discussion about payments to a former Playboy model who claims she had an affair with the US president.
In his first direction reaction to a report broken by the New York Times a day earlier, Trump added: "The good news is that your favorite President did nothing wrong!"
The Times reported the FBI had seized the recording during a raid on Cohen's office earlier this year, quoting lawyers and others familiar with the recording. Cohen has not yet been arrested or charged.
"Inconceivable that the government would break into a lawyer's office (early in the morning) - almost unheard of," Trump tweeted.
"Even more inconceivable that a lawyer would tape a client - totally unheard of & perhaps illegal."