Michael Cohen accused of lying over phone call at Trump hush-money trial

Michael Cohen departs his apartment building on his way to Manhattan criminal court on Thursday. Photograph: Andrés Kudacki/AP

Donald Trump’s lawyer on Thursday attacked the core charge against the former president as he sought to undercut Michael Cohen, the former attorney whose $130,000 hush-money payment to the adult film star Stormy Daniels is at the heart of the criminal trial in New York.

The defense, led by the Trump lawyer Todd Blanche, had Cohen admit that technically Daniels entered into a legal contract to sell the rights of her story about a sexual encounter with Trump, apparently in an attempt to justify labelling the repayments as legal expenses.

Publish : 2024-05-17 07:20:00

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