• Michael Cohen, previously known as President Trump’s personal attorney, delivered significant testimony in the ongoing hush money trial.
  • Cohen admitted to stealing $60,000 from the Trump Organization in a bizarre scheme to rig an online poll to boost Trump’s popularity [New York Post, Time, The Hill]
  • Trump’s former lawyer claimed that Trump was aware of the hush money payments made to adult film star Stormy Daniels and former Playboy model Karen McDougal [CNN, NBC News, Newsweek, AP News]
  • Cohen’s testimony directly contradicted the defense’s key witness, Robert Costello, who had claimed that Trump was unaware of the payments [The New York Times, CNN, CBS News]
  • The judge, Juan Merchan, engaged in a heated exchange with Costello, accusing him of lying and threatening to hold him in contempt [Business Insider, Newsweek, Axios]
  • The Witness’ credibility was heavily scrutinized, with some publications questioning his truthfulness given his past convictions [Fox News, New York Post]
  • Legal analysts and pundits offered mixed reactions, with some suggesting Cohen’s testimony could be damaging for Trump, while others dismissed it as unreliable [CNN, Fox News, The New York Times]
  • The trial has entered its final stretch, with closing arguments expected soon, and the jury will ultimately decide whether to convict Trump on charges related to the hush money payments [AP News, CBS News, BBC]


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