Michael Cohen returns to testify against Trump as prosecution's key witness — defense begins cross-examination

Michael Cohen returns to testify against Trump as prosecution’s key witness — defense begins cross-examination


Michael Cohen, Donald Trump’s former attorney, returned to the witness stand on Tuesday in the New York criminal case against the former president.

Cohen, the prosecution’s key witness, despite his compromised credibility, offered no additional evidence against Trump during his direct examination on Monday and Tuesday.

In 2018, Cohen pleaded guilty to making false statements to Congress, tax evasion, and campaign finance violations. He claimed he lied “out of loyalty and in order to protect [Trump].”

‘It wasn’t a lie; it wasn’t truthful.’

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“And my family — my wife, my daughter, my son — all said to me, ‘Why are you holding on to this loyalty? What are you doing? We’re supposed to be your first loyalty,” Cohen testified. “I made a decision based again on the conversation

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