Judge tells Michael Cohen to stop talking about Trump trial

New York Judge Juan Merchan on Friday told prosecutors to inform Michael Cohen, their primary witness in former President Donald Trump‘s criminal hush money case, to stop talking about the case as Cohen prepares to take the stand next week.

Prosecutors say Trump’s former attorney was also his fixer who made a hush money payment at the center of the indictment. The trial will enter its fifth week of testimony when he takes the stand on Monday, meaning Cohen has had up until now to speak freely about the case while the former president faces a restrictive gag order.

Michael Cohen arrives at New York Supreme Court on Oct. 25, 2023, in New York. Donald Trump will make history as the first former president to stand trial on criminal charges when his hush money
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