Michael Cohen Admits to Stealing $30K From Trump Org in Explosive ‘Hush Money’ Trial Testimony

Michael Cohen Admits to Stealing $30K From Trump Org in Explosive 'Hush Money' Trial Testimony
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In a dra­mat­ic moment dur­ing the ongo­ing “hush mon­ey” tri­al involv­ing for­mer Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump, Michael Cohen — a key wit­ness for the pros­e­cu­tion — calm­ly admit­ted to steal­ing $30,000 from the Trump Organization.

Accord­ing to Cohen’s tes­ti­mo­ny, he had over­stat­ed the amount he need­ed to be reim­bursed for fronting funds to a tech com­pa­ny called Red Finch, which was alleged­ly involved in rig­ging 2016 elec­tion polls in Trump’s favor.

When Trump’s chief finan­cial offi­cer Allen Weis­sel­berg asked Cohen if he need­ed $50,000 in reim­burse­ment, Cohen went along with the high­er fig­ure and pock­et­ed the difference.

Under ques­tion­ing from Trump’s lawyer, Todd Blanche, Cohen direct­ly acknowl­edged: “You did steal from the Trump Orga­ni­za­tion based on the expect­ed reim­burse­ment from Red Finch, cor­rect?” to which Cohen replied, “Yes, sir.”

When pressed fur­ther on whether he had paid back the stolen funds, Cohen mat­ter-of-fact­ly stat­ed, “No, sir.”

The admis­sion from Cohen, who pre­vi­ous­ly served as Trump’s per­son­al lawyer and fix­er, is a sig­nif­i­cant devel­op­ment in the close­ly watched trial. 

Pros­e­cu­tors allege that Trump direct­ed Cohen to make hush mon­ey pay­ments to adult film star Stormy Daniels pri­or to the 2016 elec­tion, which could amount to felony charges if proven.

As the tri­al nears its con­clu­sion, Cohen’s damn­ing tes­ti­mo­ny is sure to car­ry major impli­ca­tions for Trump’s legal fate. The jury will weigh the key evi­dence and ques­tions, with the poten­tial for seri­ous con­se­quences hang­ing in the balance.

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