The Atlantic

The Atlantic Daily: A Popular Will

The legal questions raised by the Cohen-Trump tape. Plus signs of a lake on Mars, Sean Spicer’s book, and more.
Source: Jonathan Ernst / Reuters

What We’re Following

On a newly released recording of a conversation between Donald Trump and his longtime attorney and fixer Michael Cohen, the two men can be heard discussing a payment that would keep the story of an affair between Trump, then a presidential candidate, and the model Karen McDougal from surfacing. Reports that the FBI seized this tape, as well as others, from Cohen’s office in April have drawn comparisons to the Oval Office recordings

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from The Atlantic

The Atlantic5 min readScience
The Fraught Effort To Return To The Moon
NASA wants to put people back on the lunar surface in 2024, but it doesn’t have the budget.
The Atlantic8 min readPolitics
The Nationalists Take Washington
Prominent figures from Tucker Carlson to John Bolton gathered at the Ritz-Carlton to declare war on the conservative establishment and lay the groundwork for a new intellectual movement on the right.
The Atlantic5 min readPolitics
The Financial Calamity That Is the Teaching Profession
Teachers are suing the government over debt relief that never came—but their financial problems go much deeper than student loans.