Michael Cohen Under Fire: Defense Challenges Trump’s Former Fixer Over Stormy Daniels, Secret Recordings, and Pardon Claims

Michael Cohen Under Fire: Defense Challenges Trump’s Former Fixer Over Stormy Daniels, Secret Recordings, and Pardon Claims

Michael Cohen defended his controversial comments about hoping Trump goes to prison and revealed how the former president dangled a pardon to end the “nightmare” of the Stormy Daniels scandal.

Secret Recording Controversy

Cohen explained a secretly recorded meeting involving Trump and David Pecker where Trump mentioned using “cash” for payments, sparking a debate about the term’s meaning.

Michael Cohen Under Fire: Defense Challenges Trump’s Former Fixer Over Stormy Daniels, Secret Recordings, and Pardon Claims

Defense Scrutinizes Cohen’s Media Interactions

Cohen admitted he always informed Trump before speaking to reporters and recorded many of his conversations, which defense attorney Blanche argued was unethical.

Memory Lapses and Phone Call Disputes

Blanche pressed Cohen on his memory of calls with Trump, questioning how he could recall specific details from years ago, casting doubt on his reliability.

Cohen’s Cross-Examination Heats Up: Defense Lawyers Question Key Witness on Trump Hush Money Payments and Ethical Breaches
Unethical Recordings Admission

Cohen acknowledged it was unethical for a lawyer to secretly record client conversations, but defended his actions as necessary.

Pressure and Revenge Narrative

Blanche painted Cohen as a disgruntled ex-employee seeking revenge, highlighting Cohen’s public statements and podcast comments expressing hope for Trump’s downfall.

Trump Trial Drama: Defense Dissects Cohen’s Testimony, Exposes Discrepancies Over Secret Recordings and Pardon Discussions

Probing Pardon Claims

Cohen’s statements about Trump dangling a pardon were dissected, with the defense questioning the consistency of his testimony with his 2019 congressional testimony.

Bank Loan Deception and Financial Misconduct

The defense delved into Cohen’s past financial misdeeds, including a bank loan he concealed from his wife, using it to question his overall credibility.

Bombshell Testimony: Michael Cohen Faces Intense Scrutiny Over Alleged Lies and Secret Recordings in Trump Trial

Cohen’s Relationship with the Media

Blanche questioned Cohen about his relationships with journalists and his practice of recording conversations, suggesting a pattern of unethical behavior.

Inconsistent Statements and Questionable Memory

Blanche challenged Cohen’s recollections of key events, such as a crucial phone call about the Stormy Daniels payment, to undermine his reliability as a witness.

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