President Trump has publicly and vigorously denied having affairs with at least two women, porn star Stormy Daniels and former playboy model Karen McDougal, but today the New York Times broke the news that Trump’s former attorney, Michael Cohen, secretly recorded a conversation they had about payments to McDougal. It’s a tangled web because it also involved a classic tabloid trick called "catch and kill."

On this week’s edition of Beat the Press, Emily Rooney was joined by Adam Reilly of WGBH News, former CNN White House correspondent Dan Lothian, Dan Kennedy of Northeastern University and Lylah Alphonse of U.S. News & World Report.