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Johnny2X2X

(19,638 posts)
Tue May 21, 2024, 09:51 AM May 21

Trump trial: Prosecution taking defense witness apart on stand [View all]

Caught him in a bald faced lie.

https://www.cnn.com/politics/live-news/trump-hush-money-trial-05-21-24/index.html

Prosecutor Susan Hoffinger shows the jury an email from Robert Costello to Michael Cohen on April 19, 2018, indicating that Rudy Giuliani was joining Trump's team.

9 min ago
Prosecutor asks Costello about mentioning Giuliani with Cohen
Prosecutor Susan Hoffinger asks Robert Costello whether he discussed with Michael Cohen how connected he was to Rudy Giuliani at their first meeting at the Regency Hotel.

"That’s not true," Costello says

"I am sure you saw the news that Rudy is joining the Trump legal team. I told you my relationship with Rudy which could be very very useful for you," Costello emailed Cohen.

Hoffinger went on to show Costello another email he sent to Jeff Citron on April 19, 2018: "All the more reason for Cohen to hire me because of my connection to Giuliani, which I mentioned to him in our meeting."

"That was your email, correct?" Hoffinger asks.

"Correct," Costello says.


This Costello charcter is a joke and a crook. This might be the defense's only witness. Prosecution just crushing him. Good stuff.

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The arrogance of Magat criminals is their soft underbelly C_U_L8R May 21 #1
Smelvis's only sworn defender is a freaking flat-out Republican LIAR BoRaGard May 21 #2
Costello was trying to get Cohen to stop cooperating Johnny2X2X May 21 #3
Exactly - witness intimidation. Costello's testimony backfired on TSF's defense team. n/t iluvtennis May 21 #10
Defense rests Johnny2X2X May 21 #4
Am thinking maybe the Defense Team is so friggin fed up with TSF that they WANT him to do down Attilatheblond May 21 #9
My thoughts exactly. Oh gee, how to defend the indefensible? txwhitedove May 21 #11
Diagree Johnny2X2X May 21 #12
Closing statements a week from today Johnny2X2X May 21 #5
Several legal comentators said calling Costello... CaptainTruth May 21 #6
Yeah, costello came across as a stereotypical mob lawyer Johnny2X2X May 21 #8
Is this the email that she said "the email speaks for itself?" Bev54 May 21 #7
Yes, I think so Johnny2X2X May 21 #13
Everyone including trump's cheering squad had to leave... Spazito May 21 #14
They said on MSNBC this morning that his surrogates were allowed to stay which is why the Bev54 May 21 #17
NBC is definitely reporting that only the press was removed.... Spazito May 21 #18
Yeah it is bizarre that is why I wondered if he wanted them to get the message too or Bev54 May 21 #19
I was just reading parts of the transcript from the incident yesterday and... Spazito May 21 #20
Lying is what they do. surfered May 21 #15
Wasn't Costello the errand boy between the NY FBI office and Rudy Colludy, in the "pretty big surprise" leak? peppertree May 21 #16
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