As Twitchy reported late Tuesday night, CNN’s Chris Cuomo aired part of a 2016 recording between then-candidate Donald Trump and his former lawyer, Michael Cohen.

Whether you think the tape is impeachment material or a nothing-burger, you have to appreciate the irony that Cohen also secretly recorded a conversation with Cuomo, the same guy who aired the secret recording of Trump.

It’s also pretty delicious that Trump called it in a tweet Wednesday morning.

According to The Wall Street Journal, Cohen recorded a two-hour conversation with Cuomo:

Michael Cohen recorded a conversation he had with a reporter this year in which he said he arranged “on my own” a $130,000 payment in 2016 to a former adult-film star who alleged an affair with Donald Trump, according to people familiar with the matter.

In the nearly two-hour conversation with CNN reporter Chris Cuomo, which the people said appears to have been surreptitiously recorded by Mr. Cohen, the former Trump lawyer discussed at length the payment he arranged in October 2016, a month before the presidential election, to Stephanie Clifford, known professionally as Stormy Daniels.

During the conversation with Mr. Cuomo, Mr. Cohen assured the reporter that he wasn’t running a tape, according to the people familiar with the matter. He told Mr. Cuomo he was placing the phone in his desk drawer and that the conversation was off the record. The phone appeared to record the entire conversation, the people said.

The Journal also notes that Cuomo and Cohen were chummy, as Cohen had “often appeared on Mr. Cuomo’s CNN show in recent years.”

Hugh Hewitt called it too after seeing Trump’s tweet.

Sick burn.

And here’s where Hewitt, too, was proved right:

Cohen’s definitely a sleazeball. We wonder how Cuomo felt about being secretly taped by a frequent guest on his show, but The Wall Street Journal notes that “a spokeswoman for CNN declined to comment on Mr. Cuomo’s behalf.”


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