Trump's Lawyer Committed a 'Cardinal Sin' with Michael Cohen

By Bo Beard | May 17, 2024

Cross-examination

Michael Cohen, the ex-Trump confidant currently providing testimony against his former employer, may have anticipated a rigorous interrogation from Todd Blanche, Trump's seasoned attorney. 
 

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However, the questioning on Tuesday afternoon was described as lackluster and uneventful by CNN legal analyst Norm Eisen. Eisen, present in the courtroom during that moment, said, "[Blanche] committed the cardinal sin of cross-examination," 
 

So tangled up

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Eisen continued, "It was so tangled up at times that it was boring. It actually was some of the first boring moments in all of the 19 or so days of this trial that we've had." Trump's legal team, under Blanche's leadership, aimed to undermine Cohen's testimony by portraying him as a vindictive individual driven by a desire for financial gain and resentment towards the former president.