Headline RoundupMay 17th, 2024

What's the Status of Donald Trump's New York Hush Money Trial?

Summary from the AllSides News Team

As former President Donald Trump’s New York hush money trail wraps up another week, where does the case stand?

Trump’s “Best Day” So Far: An analysis in CNN (Lean Left bias) determined Michael Cohen gave Trump his “best day” in the trial so far. Cohen’s “wobbling” performance during the cross-examination provided “the kind of inconsistency that Trump’s attorneys can use to try to sow reasonable doubt about Cohen’s truthfulness and credibility in the mind of a single juror,” and the prosecution now “faces a stiff challenge in repairing the damage.” Citing one instance where Trump’s lawyer accused Cogen of lying, the article stated, “notwithstanding days of testimony and evidence put on by the prosecution to corroborate claims that Trump broke the law – the case still largely depends on Cohen, himself a convicted felon who has a proven record of lying.”

“Proving What Everybody Already Knew”: Responding to reports that the prosecution plans to rest its case on Friday, a writer in the Washington Examiner (Lean Right bias) stated that it is “highly unusual for prosecutors to rest without introducing at least some evidence showing that the charges against the defendant are valid.” The writer summarized that trial by stating, “the prosecution proved what everyone already knew: Porn star Stormy Daniels, with whom Trump allegedly had an affair, asked for money, Trump told Cohen to handle the matter, Cohen paid Daniels, and Trump reimbursed him,” determining that there is “no evidence” proving an intent to defraud on Trump’s part.

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