Press previews show that the former head of the White House will return to court on Tuesday, where he will give a separate statement, but a face-to-face confrontation with his former lawyer and right of wrongs is expected to happen.
“It looks like I will meet my former client @realDonaldTrump again when he testifies on Tuesday, October 24 at the @NewYorkStateAG civil fraud trial. “See you there!”, published the former legal representative of the tycoon on the social network Threads.
New York Attorney General Letitia James’ office said it opened a fraud investigation after Cohen alleged during congressional testimony that Trump inflated the value of his assets to get better interest rates on loans and insurance.
Trump, who is campaigning for the Republican presidential nomination in 2024, attended the first three days of the trial (October 2-4), and the process could extend into December.
The former governor vowed that his ex-lawyer would “take a bullet” after the relationship between the two soured after the Republican entered the executive mansion.
Although relations completely broke down after the jurist published a recording in which he and Trump can be heard discussing how they resolved the silence fee of former Playboy model Karen McDougal, with whom he is believed to have a relationship,
Cohen later gave dramatic testimony before a House of Representatives committee about the plan to also pay adult film actress Stormy Daniels, where he also accused the former occupant of the presidential chair of having an affair.
The lawyer is a central figure in the criminal case brought against Trump by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, who charged him in March with 34 felony counts of falsifying business records in the hush money case against women.
The charges are about how Trump reimbursed Cohen for the $130,000 he gave Daniels to prevent her from going public with an alleged relationship with former candidates days before the 2016 election.
As for the fraud trial, also in New York, this is just the tip of the iceberg in a series of legal problems in state and federal jurisdictions that will consume a good part of Trump’s time. between now and May next year, in the middle of the election campaign.
Despite everything, the former president maintains the preference of Republican voters over other candidates of the party; according to surveys, there are even projections pointing to another (chaotic) term of his in the mansion on Pennsylvania Avenue starting on January 20, 2025.