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Trump’s Legal Team Just Called Its ‘Killshot Witness’ to the Stand, Law Professor Jonathan Turley Says

Fox News contributor and legal scholar Jonathan Turley said testimony from Michael Cohen’s former legal adviser Robert Costello could finish off the prosecution’s case against former President Donald Trump.

Trump has been charged with falsifying business records in connection with payments made to porn star Stormy Daniels in 2016.

Turley, a professor of law at George Washington University, said he believed Trump’s defense is winning, and Costello’s Monday testimony should seal the deal, according to Fox News.

“If I think I’m going to win a case, I’m going to stop. And I think they have won this case. The problem is that this is not an ordinary case,” he said during the Fox News show “The Story.”

“So my view is that even if there’s a conviction, it would have to be overturned at this point. But this is a man running for president. Quite frankly, Costello is a killshot witness,” he said.

“You only call him if you want to killshot at trial, that you feel that you need to make sure this doesn’t result in a conviction, even though I think it’s going very well for the defense. And it went very well today for the defense,” he said.

Costello said on the stand that, according to former Trump attorney and prosecution witness Michael Cohen, Trump knew nothing of the hush money payment to Stormy Daniels.

“I swear to God Bob, I don’t have anything on Donald Trump,” Costello said Cohen told him.

Cohen had also testified that he told others Trump knew nothing about the payment.

Before Costello testified, there was legal sparring over what the defense could ask him, as it sought to push back against claims by Cohen there was a pressure campaign against him. Judge Juan Merchan allowed some, but not all, of what the defense wanted, according to The Washington Post.

“I will give you some latitude to explore the pressure campaign so that you can elicit some inconsistencies, so you can offer some rebuttal of Mr. Cohen’s testimony. But I’m not going to allow this to become a trial within a trial as to whether or not there was, in fact, this pressure campaign and how it affected Cohen. That’s not the purpose of this trial, and I don’t want it to become that,” Merchan said.

During Costello’s time on the stand Monday, Merchan sustained at least 14 prosecution objections that blocked questions from Trump’s defense.

“They have no case,” Trump said Tuesday, according to the Associated Press. “There’s no crime.”

The defense rested its case Tuesday without calling Trump to testify.

  • tressa says:

    Trump 2024
    The Man of the People!

  • Tacitus Kilgore says:

    The judge is clearly biased and should be refused. He won’t allow questions he doesn’t like and that is obstruction.

  • Laurie says:

    An attorney in the court room said , there were a lot of Asians on the jury, no blacks , hardly no men. Which sounds right because when they walk ny dc streets their clueless go biden. White woman. The judge would only let them answer ? If the followed Biden. Trump ? Not allowed. We got a hand picked jury by the judge. That the daughter has raised a 100 works for democrats. He has to deliver. Alan Dershowitz wants the guy kicked off after sitting in 1 row yesterday. He was screaming at Costello , was going to throw out his testimony. Refused to let campaign witness be heard. All violations.

  • electroman says:

    Let’s see here, all the juror’s are libturds. The judge is a libturd that takes money from soros. The judge’s daughter is being paid by libturds. Sure…………President Trump can get a fair trial there. SMDH I just don’t know how we got here as a country. He’s being indicted when there’s no plantiff. Nobody lost money, he paid back loans with the interest and everybody made money. In fact they’ve already said they would do business with him again.



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