What Melania Trump Said About The “Access Hollywood” Tape According To Cohen

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(TruthAndLiberty.com) – On Monday, Michael Cohen testified that it had been Melania Trump, the wife of then-candidate Donald Trump who had referred to the “Access Hollywood” tape as “locker room talk” when it had first been leaked. 

Trump’s former attorney and former fixer Michael Cohen testified on Monday in the New York hush-money case. According to his testimony, he argued that he had become aware of the infamous tape, in which Trump had claimed that he grabbed women by their genitalia without their consent after he received a phone call from Hope Hicks, the 2016 campaign press secretary about it. 

Trump’s ex-fixer had argued that he had been worried about the email and had ended up sending Steve Bannon, who was the then-campaign manager an email to “protect” Trump. After multiple calls with campaign staff and Trump, Cohen had stated that it was important for them to “put a spin on this.”

Cohen had testified that Trump wanted to pass the tape as being “locker room talk” which had been something his wife had suggested. Cohen clarified that he had been told that this suggestion had come from Melania and that they could use it to minimize the story’s impact on Trump’s campaign. 

Trump however had reportedly shaken his head in disagreement as Cohen recounted this. 

The trial which has Cohen as one of the star witnesses relates to a $130,000 payment made on Trump’s behalf to adult film star Stormy Daniels in exchange for her silence about their alleged affair. Trump had denied any wrongdoing. 

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