Closing arguments end in Trump’s hush money trial as verdict draws nearer

A verdict in former President Donald Trump’s New York hush money trial is drawing near, with closing arguments ending after a long day in court Tuesday.

The prosecution and defense summed up nearly one month and a half worth of arguments and testimonies in one final effort to win over the jury.

Former President Donald Trump departs Manhattan Criminal Court at the end of closing arguments, Tuesday, May 28, 2024, in New York. (Andrew Kelly/Pool Photo via AP)

Trump’s team centered their concluding argument on undermining the credibility of former Trump attorney Michael Cohen, the prosecution’s star witness. Trump’s attorney, Todd Blanche, argued that the prosecution’s entire argument rested on Cohen, so if Cohen couldn’t be believed, neither could the case.

“What Mr. Trump knew in 2016, you only know from one source,” he said. “And that’s Michael Cohen.”

Blanche described Cohen as “The human embodiment of reasonable
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