Trump calls Hannibal Lecter ‘a wonderful man’ in rant against ‘insane’ migrants

Trump calls Hannibal Lecter ‘a wonderful man’ in rant against ‘insane’ migrants
Trump calls Hannibal Lecter ‘a wonderful man’ in rant against ‘insane’ migrants

The case, in which Mr Trump is accused of participating in a hush-money scheme to cover up alleged extramarital affairs, was a show trial, Mr Trump added.

“I’ve been indicted more than the great Alphonse Capone. Scarface. Al Capone was so mean that if you went to dinner with him and he didn’t like you, you’d be dead the next morning,” he said.

“I got indicted four times in a period of three seconds,” he added.

Michael Cohen, Mr Trump’s former fixer, is due to give evidence when the case resumes in Manhattan on Monday.

Mr Cohen is alleged to have orchestrated pay-offs to women who claimed to have had affairs with the former president, including $130,000 to former porn star Stormy Daniels who testified last week.

The former president, and Republican White House nominee, has denied the allegations of infidelity and pleaded not guilty to 34 charges of falsifying business records.

Mr Cohen was sentenced to three years in jail for assorted crimes including tax evasion, lying to Congress and campaign finance violations. He has since fallen out with Mr Trump, publishing books on his involvement.

Mr Cohen, who was allegedly reimbursed by Mr Trump for the payments, is seen as vital to the prosecution case. The defense will seek to undermine his credibility as a witness with an axis to grind.

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