Michael Cohen testifies against Trump — admits he was ‘angry, beyond angry’ with former president

May 14, 2024 | Political News

Michael Cohen, Donald Trump's former attorney, was called to testify on Monday morning as one of the final witnesses for the prosecution in the New York criminal case.

Cohen, often referred to as Trump's “fixer” by the corporate media, is a key witness for the Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg's prosecutors in the case. Last year, Bragg charged Trump with 34 felony counts of falsifying business records concerning payments made to Cohen, who claims he was reimbursed for a $130,000 so-called hush money payment to porn actress Stormy Daniels for her to keep quiet about an alleged affair. Trump has pleaded not guilty to all charges and denied the affair allegations.

The prosecution previously called Trump's former White House communications director and campaign aide, Hope Hicks, to the witness stand, Blaze News reported. She claimed that Cohen told her the rumors about the payment to Daniels were not true and that it “would be out of character” for Cohen to make such a payment himself.

Hicks further contended that Cohen was the one who referred to himself as Trump's “fixer” and that he would “insert himself” into the 2016 presidential campaign, despite not being a part of it, and go “rogue.”