In the recording, the arrangement Cohen said he had “set up” apparently involved a shell company that he established through which Trump’s team made a payment to Karen McDougal, a former Playboy model who had sold her story to the parent company of the National Enquirer.

The tape was seized by the FBI when it raided Cohen’s office and home in April, as part of an investigation into potential campaign finance violations and bank fraud.

Trump officials have previously denied that the president had any knowledge of a payment made to McDougal.

The recording could potentially implicate Trump himself in felony campaign finance violations, if the payment to McDougal was made to benefit his 2016 campaign.

Weisselberg’s subpoena came to light just as Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the president’s Twitter account was reported. According to the New York Times, Mueller wants to question Trump about statements he made on the social media platform about former FBI Director James Comey and Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Trump’s threatening tweets about the two officials—including one in which he wrote, “James Comey better hope that there are no ‘tapes’ of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!” and his criticism of Sessions’ “weak position” on Hillary Clinton’s private email server—combined with his private interactions with them, could constitute obstruction of justice, according to the Times.

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