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Trump moves to keep Stormy Daniels, Michael Cohen from testifying in DA Bragg case

"Michael Cohen is a liar," Trump's legal team wrote.

Published: February 26, 2024 5:18pm

Former President Donald Trump's legal team has sought to block testimony from porn star Stormy Daniels and his former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, as part of Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg's case against him.

Bragg charged Trump in March of last year over a 2016 payment Cohen made to Daniels, alleging conspiracy and that he falsified records. Trump denies wrongdoing and contends the case is part of an ongoing political witch hunt against him. The trial is slated for March 25.

"Michael Cohen is a liar," Trump's legal team wrote, in reference to his testimony on New York Attorney General Letitia James's civil fraud trial against Trump.

"He recently committed perjury, on the stand and under oath, at a civil trial involving President Trump," they claimed, according to The Hill. "If his public statements are any indication, he plans to do so again at this criminal trial. The Court should preclude Cohen’s testimony in order to protect the integrity of this Court and the process of justice."

"The People should be precluded from offering testimony from or regarding Stephanie Clifford, who has made clear through public statements that she intends to offer false, salacious, and unduly prejudicial testimony relating to President Trump concerning events from between 2006 and 2008," they argued of Daniels (aka Clifford).

They further requested that the court block other evidence, including alleged notes from ex-Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg, past statements from former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, the 2005 Access Hollywood tape, and an array of other evidence and lines of argument.

Ben Whedon is an editor and reporter for Just the News. Follow him on X, formerly Twitter.

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