Cohen Testifies Trump Didn’t Care If Melania Left Him Over Affairs, Coverup Was Only To Protect Campaign

From the New York Timeslive-blog:

Jonathan Swan
May 13, 2024, 12:48 p.m. ET

Michael Cohen says that Trump explicitly told him they needed to do whatever they could to suppress Stormy Daniels’s story until at least after the election, because it wouldn’t matter at that point.

Maggie Haberman
May 13, 2024, 12:50 p.m. ET

Cohen also recalls asking Trump how Melania Trump might take everything that was happening. He describes Trump’s reply as follows: “He goes, ‘How long do you think I’ll be on the market for? Not long.’ He wasn’t thinking about Melania. This was all about the campaign.”

This is a hearsay conversation, and if defense lawyers challenge it during cross-examination, Cohen’s credibility will be at issue.

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