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The Only Discernible Crime In Trump Trial Is Michael Cohen Admitting To Stealing $30K

By: Brianna Lyman

The only discernible crime in Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s lawfare case against former President Donald Trump is that the star witness, convicted liar Michael Cohen, admitted Monday on the stand that he stole from the Trump Organization because he was “angry.”

Cohen admitted that in 2017 he asked Trump Organization Chief Financial Officer Allen Weisselberg for $50,000 to pay back tech firm RedFinch. Cohen paid the firm $20,000 but pocketed $30,000 for himself because he was “angry” that he didn’t get the bonus from Trump that he thought he deserved, according to Deadline.

“You stole from the Trump organization, right?” Blanche asked according to MSNBC.

“Yes, sir,” Cohen testified.

“You did steal from the Trump Organization based upon the expected reimbursement, correct?” Blanche pressed.

“Yes, sir,” Cohen testified, according to MSNBC.

Cohen later testified that the amount he stole was double than what he originally claimed because he was given money to account for taxes.

In fact, Cohen’s admission is “more serious of a crime than falsifying business records,” CNN’s Senior Legal Analyst Elie Honig said.

“The money that Michael Cohen stole from under Donald Trump’s nose by his own admission, was part of the $420,000 that Michael Cohen was reimbursed for Stormy Daniels,” Honig explained. “So the heart of the prosecution’s case is, that whole setup where they were going to repay Michael Cohen $420,000 to reimburse him for Stormy Daniels, that was all done to pay Stormy Daniels. Trump knew it, Trump knew every penny — that’s why he’s guilty. Now it turns out Trump is getting robbed by his own guy.”

 

full story at https://thefederalist.com/2024/05/20/the-only-discernible-crime-in-trump-trial-is-michael-cohen-admitting-to-stealing-30000/

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