Cohen Caught Lying On The Stand 

Daily Report May 17,2024

Former President Donald Trump’s lawyer ripped Michael Cohen to tiny bits during Thursday’s court session, with the former president’s lawyer exposing one of Cohen’s many lies to the jury.

Cohen had told prosecutors that he had a call with the former president on Oct. 24 at about 8:02 p.m. that lasted about 96 seconds. Cohen insisted that the call he made to the president was to discuss the hush money payment to adult film star Stormy Daniels.

Trump’s lawyer, Todd Blanche, brought up a 14-year-old who had been prank-calling Cohen prior around the same period. Cohen was able to unmask the teenager’s identity because they forgot to hide their caller ID.

Cohen then texted Trump’s personal aide, Keith Schiller, just before 8 p.m. on Oct. 24, asking who he could contact about the prankster. Schiller responded, saying Cohen could call him to discuss the prankster.

Schiller, who is often referred to as Trump’s bodyman, takes all of Trump’s calls before passing them to the then-president. Call logs showed that Cohen made the 96-second call just two minutes after texting Schiller, meaning the call was about the prankster and not to discuss the Hush money payment.

“That was a lie. Because you were actually talking to Mr. Schiller about … you were getting harassing phone calls from a 14-year-old,” Blanche said to Cohen during cross-examination.

Blanche maintained that Cohen could not have discussed the payment to Daniels with the president and still had a conversation about the prankster with Schiller all under 96 seconds.

“I always ran everything by the boss immediately, and in this case, it would have been saying, ‘Everything’s been taken care of — it’s been resolved,”’ Cohen said, trying to claim that Stormy Daniels’ discussion was brief.

Blanche responded with a raised voice, saying, “This is a lie; you can admit it.”

“No, sir, I can’t because I am not certain that is accurate,” Cohen responded, adding that he believed he had addressed the Stormy Daniels payment and the prankster with both men on the 96-second call.

Trump’s lawyer, who had stunned the court into silence at this point, shot back at the squirming Cohen, saying, “We are not asking for your belief.”

Trump’s lawyer had spent most of their cross-examination proving to the jury that Cohen, a convicted purger, could not be trusted to tell the truth. Thursday’s cross-examination may have convinced jurors that Cohen is a proven liar.

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