Michael Cohen: 'Truth Will Prevail' Over Trump's 'Lies'; No One Above Law

Michael Cohen faces severe backlash amid legal showdown.

by Nouman Rasool
Michael Cohen: 'Truth Will Prevail' Over Trump's 'Lies'; No One Above Law
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Languishing in a rather raucous court case playing out in Manhattan, the estranged former attorney and fixer to one Donald Trump, Michael Cohen, is determined to bring the truth to light against his former boss's "incessant lying." In fact, he strongly said, during the ongoing trial on hush money, "No one is above the law," and surely "truth will prevail." It was a high media attention week again as the second week of the trial saw the testimony of the star witness, David Pecker, continue on Tuesday.

What has been at the core of this case is the assertion of Cohen's that he arranged a payment of $130,000 to Stormy Daniels, the adult film actress, at Trump's behest, evidently in exchange for silence about the said affair ahead of the 2016 election.

To him, that was a payment of a legal fee.

Cohen's Resilient Stand

As the trial progresses, Cohen, who has transitioned from Trump's confidante to a key adversary, continues to endure personal attacks from the former president.

On his podcast, Cohen has talked about the severe personal toll these attacks have taken, including death threats and a stint in solitary confinement which he describes as a testament to his resilience. "After being remanded to solitary confinement for a total of 51 days during the Trump administration, I discovered my strength was greater than I ever imagined," Cohen told The Independent via text message.

The recent courtroom discussions have focused heavily on Trump's potential violations of a gag order, with Manhattan prosecutors alleging that the former president breached this order multiple times through posts on his social media platform, Truth Social, and his campaign website.

These posts often targeted Cohen and Daniels, both likely witnesses in the trial. Judge Juan Merchan is considering these allegations and the request by prosecutors to impose a $10,000 fine on Trump and to mandate the removal of the disputed posts.

Trump's lawyer, Todd Blanche, argued there was no willful violation of the gag order, claiming Trump was merely responding to political attacks. However, this defense was met with skepticism from Judge Merchan, who challenged the absence of evidence supporting Trump's claims.

Adding to the high-stakes drama, Cohen has not shied away from the limelight, frequently posting on social media about the trial and Trump. His latest post dubbed Trump with a derogatory nickname, highlighting Cohen's combative stance.