A lawyer who previously advised ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen has been invited to testify this week in the Manhattan grand jury investigation into former President Donald Trump’s alleged $130,000 hush money payment to porn actress Stormy Daniels during the 2016 election.
Attorney Robert Costello is reportedly prepared to attack the credibility of Cohen, who allegedly made the payment to Daniels on Trump’s behalf and was later improperly reimbursed for the expense.
The Associated Press reported that Costello claims to have information that contradicts some of Cohen’s current statements and that “could be exculpatory for Trump.”
The report said that Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s office “last week subpoenaed Costello’s law firm for records and invited him to provide testimony on Monday afternoon.”
“THE MOST IMPORTANT WITNESS TO GO BEFORE THE NEW YORK CITY GRAND JURY, A HIGHLY RESPECTED LAWYER WHO ONCE REPRESENTED CONVICTED FELON, JAILBIRD, AND SERIAL FAKE STORYTELLER AND LIAR, MICHAEL COHEN, WILL BE DOING SO TOMORROW AFTERNOON,” Trump said on social media. “THE INFORMATION HE WILL PRESENT WILL SUPPOSEDLY BE CONCLUSIVE AND IRREFUTABLE!”
Trump ignited a firestorm over the weekend after he claimed on social media on Saturday that he was going to be “arrested on Tuesday.” A spokesperson for Trump later said that Trump has been given “no notification” that there will be an arrest next week.
Trump’s remarks came after a report from NBC News said federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies were analyzing security assessments and making plans to prepare for the possibility that Trump could be indicted next week, but no date was given in the report.
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