Trump lawyer argues former president would be ‘compelling witness’ in hush money trial

One of former President Donald Trump’s lawyers argued Sunday that Trump ought to take the witness stand in his hush money trial, claiming that he would be a “compelling witness.”

The comments from lawyer Will Scharf come a day before the trial is scheduled to begin on Monday, which relates to Trump’s 34 counts of falsifying business records to hide an alleged hush money payment to former pornography film star Stormy Daniels in 2016. Michael Cohen, a former attorney to Trump, has expressed skepticism of the former president taking the stand during this trial, claiming that it’s “not going to happen.”

“I think that’s going to be a decision for President Trump and the trial team depending on how the trial progresses,” Scharf said on Fox News Sunday. “I would say that I think
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