Michael Cohen, his ex-lawyer, says he “lied” and explains why the ex-president had no email

Michael Cohen, his ex-lawyer, says he “lied” and explains why the ex-president had no email
Michael Cohen, his ex-lawyer, says he “lied” and explains why the ex-president had no email
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YUKI IWAMURA, CURTIS MEANS / AFP Michael Cohen is heard this Monday, May 13 in New York as the prosecution’s key witness at Donald Trump’s trial for hidden payments to porn star Stormy Daniels. (Photo: Michael Cohen and Trump)

YUKI IWAMURA, CURTIS MEANS / AFP

Michael Cohen is heard this Monday, May 13 in New York as the prosecution’s key witness at Donald Trump’s trial for hidden payments to porn star Stormy Daniels. (Photo: Michael Cohen and Trump)

INTERNATIONAL – Confession and juicy details. Heard this Monday, May 13 in New York as the key prosecution witness at Donald Trump’s trial for hidden payments to porn star Stormy Daniels, Michael Cohen claimed to have lied and intimidated on behalf of the former President of the United States -United. Before giving astonishing explanations to justify the fact that Trump never had an email address.

The 57-year-old man, looking nervous, was questioned by a prosecutor to find out if he had ever “lied” And “intimidated” people, the witness answered clearly twice ” Yes “. “This is what needed to be done to accomplish the tasks”the former lawyer said under oath.

Emails that can cause trouble

Then, he detailed explosive elements about Trump’s professional life, for example that the latter had never used or owned an email address. And for good reason, the former tenant of the White House affirmed, according to his statements, that the “emails were like written documents ”, in other words, evidence.

Trump knows too many people who went down because they had emails that prosecutors can use in a case”, continued Michael Cohen, whose comments were reported by CNN. To be sure he understood correctly, prosecutor Susan Hoffinger then asked him to clarify: “You mean getting in trouble?” “. ” Yes Madam “replied the former Trump acolyte.

Marcel Cohen also returned to the special relationship he had with Donald Trump. Even if the two men now hate each other, the ex-lawyer declared, almost sentimentally: “ Working for him, especially during these ten years, has been an extraordinary experience in many ways”.

“I enjoyed the responsibilities entrusted to me, I enjoyed working with my colleagues in the “Trump Organization” and his children…. It was a big family “, he added facing the inquisitive look of Eric Trump, the son of the former American president, according to NBC News. As for Donald Trump, he remained impassive before sinking into his chair.

Jacket reversal

Michael Cohen, nicknamed the “pitbull” of Donald Trump, was part of his most loyal entourage at the time. It was he who allegedly paid $130,000 to the actress to buy her silence on her relationship with Trump, at the end of the presidential campaign in 2016. The former president would have repaid it a year later, through expenses made up in “ legal costs”, in the accounts of the Trump Organization holding company, to hide that the money had been used to cover up a scandal.

But the former lawyer’s loyalty did not stop there. When the affair was revealed by the Wall Street Journal in 2018, Michael Cohen first claimed to have paid Stormy Daniels on his own initiative, without informing his boss.

However, caught by the law some time later, the one who prided himself on being ready “ to take a bullet for Donald Trump”, turned against the latter, claiming to have acted under his orders. Michael Cohen therefore pleaded guilty in 2018 to tax evasion, making false statements to the US Congress and violating campaign finance laws. Sentenced to three years in prison, he spent about a year behind bars.

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