Former Trump attorney Michael Cohen, who arrived to meet with the Manhattan District Attorney in New York City on Feb. 8, 2023, issued a brief statement to members of the press.
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Former President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, is set to testify before a New York City grand jury on Monday and is gearing up for potential indictments against Trump, Cohen’s attorney Lanny Cohen said. Davis said on Friday.
Trump accused Cohen of paying porn star Stormy Daniels $130,000 hush money on his behalf to silence her about alleged sexual relations with Trump before the 2016 presidential election. It is being investigated by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.
On Friday, Cohen, along with his attorney, Davis, met with officials from DA Alvin Bragg’s office for more than seven hours.
“Mr. Cohen has met with the Manhattan Attorney’s Office 20 times and has been impressed with Mr. Bragg’s careful and meticulous approach,” Davis told CNBC.
After that session, Cohen said he would not make a public statement about the case.Cohen is scheduled to testify before a grand jury Monday afternoon.
The meeting came a day after The New York Times reported that Trump had been offered an opportunity to testify before a grand jury.
If Trump is indicted in this case, he will be the first American president, former president or not, to face criminal charges.
Trump’s attorney Joseph Tacopina scoffed at the idea of the former president being indicted in an interview with CNBC on Friday.
Tacopina pointed out that Trump denied having sex with Daniels. I decided to pay her.
Trump is currently seeking the 2024 Republican presidential nomination.