Michael Cohen Continues to Post TikToks Despite Prosecutors’ Pleas for Silence

Michael Cohen Continues to Post TikToks Despite Prosecutors’ Pleas for Silence

Former Trump attorney Michael Cohen has been defying Manhattan prosecutors’ requests to remain silent about the hush money case, as revealed in court on Friday. Despite repeated pleas from the prosecution, Cohen has been posting bizarre TikToks, including a livestream that showed Donald Trump depicted behind bars. Trump’s lawyers expressed their frustration to Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Juan Merchan, arguing that Cohen should be muzzled just like their client.

During the livestream, Cohen was seen wearing an anti-Trump shirt, which further aggravated Trump’s legal team. Todd Blanche, one of Trump’s attorneys, highlighted the issue, stating, “It’s becoming a problem every single day that President Trump is not allowed to respond to this witness, but this witness has continued to talk.”

Prosecutors acknowledged that they have repeatedly asked Cohen to refrain from discussing the case, but he has disregarded their requests. Assistant District Joshua Steinglass admitted, “The fact of the matter is, these witnesses are not subject to the gag order, and we have no remedy if they engage in those activities.”

Responding to Trump’s lawyers’ concerns, Judge Merchan directed the prosecution to once again communicate to Cohen that he should refrain from making any further statements about the case or about Trump. The judge emphasized that this directive came from the bench.

Cohen, who is expected to take the stand on Monday, will provide details about his involvement in the $130,000 hush money payment to porn star Stormy Daniels, allegedly at Trump’s behest, prior to the 2016 election. Trump, who is bound by a gag order, has been fined $10,000 for publicly disparaging Cohen, Daniels, and the jury.

Cohen, who previously served prison time for a campaign finance crime related to the same hush money payment, has consistently criticized Trump during the trial. Once a close advisor and personal attorney to Trump for 12 years, their relationship soured in 2018 when Cohen implicated Trump in directing the Daniels payoff.

Prosecutors presented a tweet from April 2018 in which Trump defended Cohen, but the former president’s opinion changed after Cohen pleaded guilty to a federal campaign finance crime. Trump later tweeted, “If anyone is looking for a good lawyer, I would strongly suggest that you don’t retain the services of Michael Cohen!”

The office of Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, who was present in court, plans to call Cohen and one other witness next week before resting its case. Trump will then have the opportunity to present a defense if he chooses and may testify.

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1 Response

  1. While it may seem commendable that Michael Cohen is defying prosecutors’ requests to remain silent about the hush money case, it is important to consider the potential motivations behind his actions. Cohen has a history of being involved in unethical and illegal activities, as evidenced by his guilty plea for campaign finance violations. It is possible that he is now trying to save face and portray himself as a whistleblower or a hero standing up against corruption.

    Furthermore, it is crucial to question the credibility of Cohen’s statements.

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