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Not a Good Week for the President! Attorney Michael Cohen recorded a conversation with President Trump before the election in which they discussed possible payments to a former Playboy model who claimed she slept with Trump, a source familiar with the investigation confirmed to Fox News.  The source told Fox News that no payment was ever made.  The New York Times first reported that the FBI seized the recording during a raid earlier this year on Cohen's office as part of an investigation into the former Trump lawyer's payments to women to shut down stories about his client leading up to the 2016 election -- a practice known as "catch-and-kill." The conversation is said to involve a possible payment to Karen McDougal, who claims she had an affair with Trump in 2006, and took place two months before the election

He Gets It! Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said President Donald Trump "understands" that the Russians interfered in U.S. elections in 2016 -- and fired back at criticism that the president appeared weak at this week's summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. "I think those allegations are absurd," Pompeo told Fox News' Shannon Bream during an interview Thursday night on "Fox News @ Night." Pompeo asserted that Trump has been "relentless" against Russia, and subtly criticized the media for overdramatizing its coverage of the Helsinki meeting.

Chris Stirewalt, Politics Editor for Fox News, Danny O'Connor, Democratic candidate for the August 7th special election in Ohio's 12th Congressional District, and Jason Chaffetz former Chairman of House Oversight and Government Reform committee & Fox News contributor all weigh in on the news of the day. 

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