The Associated Press reports that the FBI has the recording, which the president's onetime lawyer, Michael Cohen, made two months before Trump's election.
What we have is a cheesy reality show, set in a stately house, with made-for-television histrionics, backstabbing and major character moves.
The news comes a day after she was interviewed for nine hours by the House panel investigating Russia interference in the 2016 election and contact between the president's campaign and Russia.
In an interview by a House intelligence panel, White House communications director Hope Hicks says she has not lied about anything relevant to the Russia probe.
Senior staff is deployed to defend President Trump's and chief of staff John Kelly's reactions to spousal abuse allegations against Rob Porter.
Questions are swirling about the White House chief of staff's defense of an aide he fought to keep in a sensitive West Wing job after the official was accused of abuse by two ex-wives.