“President Trump is innocent”: The defense challenges the prosecution’s evidence


“President Trump is innocent”: The defense challenges the prosecution’s evidence as the hush money trial’s closing arguments get underway.

On Tuesday, the last day of the former US President Donald Trump’s “hush money” trial in New York, his defense team contended that he was innocent and that Michael Cohen, a crucial prosecution witness, had provided “no shred of evidence.”

On Tuesday, the prosecution and defense will wrap up their respective cases. The 12-person jury will then begin deliberating on the matter after that.

In the run-up to the 2016 US presidential election, Trump is accused of fabricating business records in order to pay adult film actress Stormy Daniels hush money, according to 34 criminal counts in the historic trial.

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According to the prosecution, the money was given to her in exchange for her quiet over an alleged adulterous relationship between the two. In American history, Trump is the first president—living or dead—to be charged with a crime.

Over twenty witnesses took the stand throughout the trial, which lasted for more than five weeks.

Trump’s defense team challenges the prosecution’s evidence

Todd Blanche, the attorney for Trump, began the final remarks by asserting that his client was innocent and that the prosecution had not met its burden of proving his guilt.

After that, Blanche dismissed the testimony of Cohen and Keith Davidson, two of the case’s witnesses, stating that the jury needed much more information to find against Trump.

The evidence ought should pique your curiosity further. You ought to desire and anticipate more than just Michael Cohen’s testimony.”You ought to demand more than the evidence of Keith Davidson, a lawyer who was essentially attempting to extract money from President Trump prior to the 2016 election,” stated Blanche, according to CNN.

Cohen’s testimony, according to Blanche, was “pure and simple lies.” A crucial component of the case is Cohen. The issue concerns the $130,000 in hush money that Cohen reportedly gave Daniels at Trump’s request. Subsequently, the prosecution claims, Trump paid Cohen back the $130,000 in a way that violated election campaign financing regulations and involved the falsification of company records.

Prosecutor Matthew Colangelo stated at the start of the trial that Cohen would get payment in “monthly installments by sending fake invoices to the Trump Org each month,” as agreed upon by Cohen, Trump, and CFO Allen Weisselberg of the Trump Organization, according to CNN. It was a “clever way to pay Cohen back without being too obvious about it,” according to Colangelo.

Blanche went on to say that Trump was unrelated to the checks that Cohen’s sons, Don Jr. and Eric, wrote.

“Don Jr. and Eric approved both of these checks; President Trump had no involvement whatsoever. There’s no proof that he was involved in anything related to these cheques,” Trump declared.

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