Trump trial live updates: Witness says Cohen’s checks were sent to White House to be signed

Trump trial live updates: Witness says Cohen’s checks were sent to White House to be signed
Trump trial live updates: Witness says Cohen’s checks were sent to White House to be signed

Before Judge Merchan ended the proceedings for the day, prosecutor Joshua Steinglass flagged that the DA’s office plans to recall a previous witness: Manhattan DA paralegal Georgia Longstreet.

According to Steinglass, Longstreet would testify about some additional social media posts from Trump, and text messages between National Enquirer editor Dylan Howard and Stormy Daniels’ agent Gina Rordiguez.

Merchan consented to the plan, as long as defense lawyers get 24 hours’ notice before calling Longstreet. She will likely testify again on Thursday or Friday, Steinglass said.

Steinglass also raised concerns about defense attorneys’ complaints about the limited notice about the next witness and their relevant exhibits.

“I don’t like the impression being left that we are somehow sandbagging the defense,” Steinglass said, defending the practice of not disclosing their next witness, given Trump’s recent violations of the case’s limited gag order.

“The defendant has been violating the order restricting extrajudicial speech, and we don’t want to have the next witnesses’ names out there,” Steinglass said.

“How are we doing on scheduling?” Merchan asked to conclude the day.

Steinglass told Judge Juan Merchan that the state’s case will likely conclude two weeks from tomorrow.

“I would say about two more weeks,” he said.

The defense’s case will then follow.

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