New Testimony in Trump trial has Democrats scrambling

The Radical Left thinks that Trump’s most recent trial will be the one that does him in. But they couldn’t be more wrong.

Because new testimony in the Trump trial has Democrats scrambling.

In a key development in the trial against former President Donald Trump over allegations of falsifying business records, former Trump Organization controller Jeffrey McConney testified on Monday, clarifying the nature of payments made to Trump’s former attorney, Michael Cohen.

McConney’s testimony addressed significant points raised by defense attorney Emil Bove, shedding light on the financial dealings within the Trump Organization and the involvement of its key figures.

Jeffrey McConney, who served as the controller for the Trump Organization for more than two decades, confirmed during his testimony that Trump did not instruct him to set up reimbursement payments for Michael Cohen.

The trial, which stems from Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s charges against Trump, has focused on the legality and legitimacy of the organization’s financial records.

During the testimony, defense attorney Bove asked McConney whether Cohen was acting as a lawyer for Trump, to which McConney replied, “Sure, yes.”

Bove then continued, “And payments to lawyers by the Trump Organization are legal expenses, right?” McConney affirmed, “Yes.”

Bove’s line of questioning was aimed at establishing whether Trump had directed any of the reimbursement payments to Cohen, which McConney denied.

When asked if Trump had asked him to make the payments, McConney responded, “He did not.”

Bove pressed further, inquiring whether anyone else had been directed by Trump to handle the payments, to which McConney reiterated that he had received no such instructions from Trump.

McConney’s testimony also focused on the role of former Trump Organization Chief Financial Officer Allen Weisselberg.

When asked if Weisselberg had suggested that Trump instructed him to make the payments, McConney responded, “Allen never told me that.”

McConney’s testimony provided insights into the reimbursement process for Cohen, who initially received payments through a trust, with the funds later being drawn from Trump’s personal account.

An email from McConney to Cohen, which was presented as evidence, confirmed that the reimbursement checks were being sent to Trump at the White House for his signature.

In total, Cohen was paid $420,000, with the amount being “grossed up” to cover taxes, according to McConney.

The trial, which began in mid-April, has seen McConney as the prosecution’s tenth witness.

The case involves 34 felony counts of falsifying business records against Trump, brought forward by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg.

The nature of the payments made to Cohen, who was Trump’s personal attorney, has been a focal point of the trial, particularly regarding their classification as legal expenses.

McConney’s testimony sought to clarify the legitimate nature of these transactions, and his statements have provided significant insights into the internal workings of the Trump Organization’s financial dealings.

The case against Trump has drawn significant public attention, particularly regarding the Left’s allegations of financial misconduct within the Trump Organization.

McConney’s testimony has been pivotal in challenging the prosecution’s narrative and highlighting the internal decision-making processes within the organization.

Stay tuned to Prudent Politics for more updates on this developing story.

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