Bomb Drops LIVE On CNN After What Michael Cohen Was Caught Doing In Court

Bomb Drops LIVE On CNN After What Michael Cohen Was Caught Doing In Court

Michael Cohen’s latest testimony shocked the CNN legal panel and could alter the trajectory of former President Donald Trump’s criminal trial. Cohen, Trump’s former attorney and fixer, admitted on Monday to stealing money from the Trump Organization, significantly weakening the prosecution’s case.

“This is a bomb,” remarked CNN legal analyst Elie Honig, underscoring the gravity of the situation. “This is quite significant. This detonation comes right in the middle of the prosecution’s argument.

The prosecution’s credibility is severely damaged by this, given they did not directly question Michael Cohen about it and did not force him to enter a guilty plea to theft, which is what this is.”

The confession raised questions about Cohen’s reliability and the diligence of Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s office in handling critical testimonial evidence. Even CNN host Jake Tapper noted the potential impact on the jury, pointing out that “one juror to say I have reasonable doubt” is all it takes. The panel agreed, highlighting major flaws in the prosecution’s strategy, particularly their failure to address the theft early in the interrogation, which could have mitigated the damage.

The link between the stolen money and the broader narrative concerning a payment to Stormy Daniels—which is central to the prosecution’s case against Trump—was also discussed. “How did they not get this out ahead of time?” Tapper questioned. There must be reasonable doubt now that Michael Cohen has given them such a significant gift, even if, as a juror, you believe he probably knew what he was paying for Michael Cohen.

“Is it possible that the prosecution can come back and redirect and somehow tie what looks like him just flatly stealing money… to him paying himself back in order to cover up the crime that’s alleged in this case?” Honig inquired. The answer to this could be crucial in determining the trial’s outcome.

On Monday, during an intense cross-examination at Trump’s trial in New York City, Cohen admitted to stealing thousands of dollars from the Trump Organization. Todd Blanche, the Trump Organization’s attorney, questioned Cohen during the exchange, asking, “You did steal from the Trump Organization based upon the expected reimbursement from Red Finch,” referring to a payment arrangement where Stormy Daniels received $130,000 and the tech company Red Finch received $50,000.

“Yes, sir,” Cohen replied. According to Fox News, Cohen described taking out $20,000 in cash over several days, placing it in a small brown paper bag, and giving it to Red Finch. However, he admitted that he never paid the full $50,000 because the company stopped pursuing the outstanding balance.

Cohen said the Trump Organization believed he had paid the entire amount even though he hadn’t settled it in full, and that he was still being reimbursed for it. Cohen, the prosecution’s main witness, was the last to testify. Along with Stormy Daniels, who also testified earlier in the trial, Trump is facing 34 charges of falsifying business records related to alleged hush money payments made to the adult film star.

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