Former Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen to Testify to Grand Jury Monday
Trump is the first U.S. president to be charged with a crime.
Michael Cohen, former personal lawyer to President Donald Trump, will testify to a grand jury in New York City Monday, setting the stage for an indictment.
Manhattan District Attorney's Office is investigating Trump in connection to a $130,000 hush-money payment Cohen made on behalf of porn star Stormy Dans.
Cohen met with Lanny Davis, his attorney, for seven hours at the DA's office.
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Cohen's lawyer Lanny Davi said that the incident took place in New York City and set the stage for an indictment against Trump.
The FBI is investigating Trump
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Cohen paid $130,000 in hush money to porn star Cohen
Before the 2016 presidential election, to keep her silent about her alleged sexual relationship with Trump years prior.
Cohen met with representatives from Alvin Bragg's Office and his attorney Davis for seven hours on Friday.
Davis stated that Mr. Cohen had met 20 times with Manhattan DA and was impressed by Mr. Bragg’s meticulous and careful approach." Davis spoke to CNBC.
Cohen stated that he would no more make public statements regarding the case after the session. Cohen will testify before the grand jury on Monday afternoon.
The meeting took place just a day after The New York Times reported Trump was offered the opportunity to testify before the grand jury. This offer is usually extended to criminal prosecution targets.
Trump would be the first American president to face criminal charges if he is indicted in this case.
In an interview with CNBC, Joseph Tacopina (a Trump lawyer) laughed at the notion of the former president being indicted.
Tacopina pointed out that Trump had denied ever having sex in public with Daniels. The attorney claimed that Trump was the victim of extortion by Daniels and paid her to end the "nuisance", which she demanded for her silence, shortly before the election.
Trump is currently running for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination.