'It's getting juicy!' Michael Cohen makes waves as he admits he once thought Stormy Daniels was extorting former boss Trump

'It's getting juicy!' Michael Cohen makes waves as he admits he once thought Stormy Daniels was extorting former boss Trump
Disbarred lawyer Michael Cohen testified that he once believed Stormy Daniels, an adult film actress, was extorting former President Donald Trump (Getty Images)

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK: In a courtroom drama filled with twists and turns, Michael Cohen, former attorney and fixer for Donald Trump, has become a pivotal figure in the prosecution's case against the former president.

On Thursday, May 16, Cohen testified that he once believed Stormy Daniels, an adult film actress, and her lawyer, Keith Davidson, were extorting Trump.

Michael Cohen’s bombshell testimony

Cohen’s testimony is crucial to the prosecution’s narrative, placing Trump at the heart of a scheme designed to silence women who claimed to have had sexual encounters with him.

Daniels is one of these women, alleging a sexual liaison with Trump in 2006. Trump has consistently denied these claims. Cohen recounted that Trump had assured him of reimbursement for the $130,000 he paid Daniels to secure her silence during the 2016 presidential campaign.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - JANUARY 26:  Adult film actress/director Stormy Daniels attends the 2019 Adult V
Stormy Daniels attends the 2019 Adult Video News Awards at The Joint inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on January 26, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada (Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

"Yes, I recall making a statement like that," Cohen testified, acknowledging his past remarks to a former prosecutor that he felt Daniels and Davidson were extorting Trump. "That they were extorting Mr Trump."

The defense team seized upon Cohen's admission, aiming to undermine his credibility and bolster their argument that Trump was the real victim of extortion. They highlighted that Cohen, who has become a vocal critic of Trump, might have had ulterior motives, given his rocky history with his former boss, The Guardian reported.

Trump’s legal team has argued that the payments to Cohen were appropriately categorized as legal expenses, given Cohen’s role as Trump’s lawyer. They contend that the payments were intended to protect Trump’s family from false accusations, not to influence the presidential election.

"The crime is that they're doing this case," Trump declared to reporters before entering the courtroom, flanked by several staunch congressional allies, including Rep Matt Gaetz (R-Fla), Rep Lauren Boebert (R-Colo), and Rep Bob Good (R-Va), chairman of the hard-right House Freedom Caucus.

Outside the courthouse, these lawmakers vehemently criticized the judicial process, calling it a "kangaroo court" and alleging political bias aimed at derailing Trump’s 2024 presidential campaign. Their presence underscored the highly politicized nature of the case, drawing both cheers and jeers from the gathered crowd.



 

Michael Cohen mocked on social media

Cohen’s testimony also ignited a firestorm on social media.

"So they just got him to discredit Stormy by saying she was engaging in extortion," one posted on X.

"Was Stormy Daniels and Davidson initially extorting Michael Cohen to hide this alleged affair? Then they both parties agreed and colluded to pin it on Trump for a bigger payday? Cohen gets Revenge on Trump and Stormy gets more money?" another offered.

"This is too good!" someone else gushed.

"It's getting juicy!!!" another chimed in.



 



 



 



 

The legal stakes of Michael Cohen's testimony and what follows

Cohen’s testimony is not just a matter of public spectacle; it holds significant legal implications. The reimbursements Cohen received are central to the 34 felony counts against Trump, which charge him with falsifying business records.

Prosecutors argue that these reimbursements were falsely logged as legal expenses to hide their true purpose—hush money payments intended to influence the 2016 election.

Blanche, one of Trump’s attorneys, aggressively confronted Cohen, presenting profane social media posts, podcast excerpts, and passages from books where Cohen lambasted Trump. In one striking moment, a clip was played where Cohen, using an expletive, expressed his hope that Trump ends up in prison.

"It won't bring back the year that I lost or the damage done to my family. But revenge is a dish best served cold," Cohen was heard saying. "You better believe that I want this man to go down."

Michael Cohen is seen outside 'Good Morning America' on March 31, 2023 in New York City (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
Michael Cohen is seen outside 'Good Morning America' on March 31, 2023 in New York City (Raymond Hall/GC Images)

Cohen is expected to return to the witness stand on Monday after a brief recess. The trial will pause on Friday to allow Trump to attend the high school graduation of his youngest son, Barron.

Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s office has indicated that it will rest its case once Cohen’s testimony concludes. However, they may call rebuttal witnesses if Trump’s defense presents their own.

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