Trump’s lawyer berates Michael Cohen during cross-examination

In a dramatic turn of events during former President Donald Trump’s criminal hush money trial, defense attorney Todd Blanche confronted prosecution witness Michael Cohen about a crucial phone call from 2016. Cohen, who served as Trump’s personal lawyer and fixer, was questioned about his conversation with Trump regarding porn star Stormy Daniels and her allegations against the former president. Blanche demanded to know if Cohen had lied about the nature of the call, pointing to text messages from the same day that suggested a different context for the conversation.

Despite hours of cross-examination, Cohen maintained that he had discussed the Stormy Daniels matter with Trump. Blanche’s impassioned outburst came after a series of lower-key exchanges, highlighting the tension surrounding the case. Cohen has admitted to paying Daniels $130,000 prior to the 2016 election to keep her allegations under wraps, allegedly at Trump’s direction. The charges against Trump include falsifying business records related to the reimbursement of Cohen for the payment to Daniels.

As the trial nears its conclusion, Cohen is expected to be the final witness for the prosecution. It remains uncertain whether Trump’s legal team will call their own witnesses. Deliberations could begin as early as next week, with Trump, who denies the allegations, facing the possibility of being the Republican presidential nominee. This ongoing saga underscores the high stakes and intense scrutiny surrounding Trump and his associates, as the legal battle continues to unfold in Manhattan Supreme Court. Stay tuned for updates on this developing story.

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