CNN: Michael Cohen’s Admission about Stealing from Trump Creates ‘Reasonable Doubt’

During another train wreck day in court for the Democrats’ “hush money” trail, “star witness” Michael Cohen admitted during testimony that he stole from his former boss, President Donald Trump.

Cohen admitted on the witness stand Monday that he stole thousands of dollars from the Trump Organization.

During a grilling from the 45th president’s defense attorney Todd Blanche, Cohen testified that he lied to former Trump Organization Chief Financial Officer Allen Weisselberg in 2017 that he paid $50,000 to the tech company RedFinch.

Cohen testified that he was reimbursed $50,000 from the Trump Org. but only gave RedFinch $20,000 and pocketed the rest, according to The Liberty Daily.

The admission has triggered yet more panic among anti-Trump Democrats and their corporate media allies.

Following the testimony, a CNN panel warned that Cohen’s acknowledgment of stealing funds from Trump’s company must establish “reasonable doubt” for the jury in the “hush money” trial.

The CNN panel, including legal experts, said the admission could significantly damage Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s case against Trump.

They noted that it could lead to the jury reaching a not-guilty verdict for President Trump.

“This is a bomb, this is really important,” CNN legal analyst Elie Honig said.

“This is a bomb dropped in the middle of the prosecution’s case.

“Two reasons. One, Michael Cohen was stealing from Donald Trump.

“He was lying to people about what he was doing with money, he pocketed at least the $30,000 by lying to Weisselberg … $60,000, which by the way, this is crushing to the prosecution’s credibility because the prosecution did not ask Michael Cohen about that on direct and they haven‘t made him plead guilty to larceny, which this is, so let‘s start with that.”

“The other reason it’s so important is 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 continued.

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“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.”

CNN legal analyst Lauren Coates continued by noting that Cohen’s admission is “such a bombshell.”

“I want to refocus everyone on what the government has to prove and why this is such a bombshell as we’ve been talking about,” Coates said.

“They have to prove that there was an intent to defraud …

“Here is the biggest part of this.

“If you are the defendant in this case, this is what they have to prove.

“You made and caused a false entry in the business records.

“If Michael Cohen was the one to falsify the number of documents there, that he was not aware of what he was actually spending or what he was actually paying, well, then you’ve got an issue.

“Remember this is all coming down to 11 checks to Cohen, 11 invoices submitted by Cohen, and then 12 entries in Trump’s ledger.”

Honig said it was “prosecutorial malpractice” and a “failure” by Bragg’s team to not bring up Cohen’s theft on direct examination.

“If you’re a juror even if you think well, I think he probably knew what he was paying for Michael Cohen, there has to be reasonable doubt now because I mean, Michael Cohen has given them this huge gift,” host Jake Tapper said.

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By Frank Bergman

Frank Bergman is a political/economic journalist living on the east coast. Aside from news reporting, Bergman also conducts interviews with researchers and material experts and investigates influential individuals and organizations in the sociopolitical world.

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