Fox News Politics: The Final Witness

Welcome to Fox News’ Politics newsletter with the latest political news from Washington D.C. and updates from the 2024 campaign trail. 

What’s happening? 

-Biden rejects “full-term” abortion position

-Speaker Johnson bashes Trump trial in New York

-DeSantis addresses rumor of potential Casey DeSantis candidacy

Cohen on the Stand

Michael Cohen, the star witness in the landmark New York v. Trump case, received some star treatment by the mainstream media following his testimony Monday.

The former lawyer, who will be the final witness in the prosecution’s case against Trump, testified he secretly recorded Trump ahead of the 2016 election, admitted to lying and bullying people for Trump’s benefit, and detailed the alleged attempt to cover up an alleged affair Trump had with adult film star Stormy Daniels. 

News outlets and pundits that are historically hostile to Trump had the difficult task of making Cohen, who pleaded guilty in 2018 to campaign finance violations, making false statements to Congress and tax evasion, come off as credible. 

MSNBC legal analyst Danny Cevallos appeared to downplay Cohen’s credibility issues by focusing on the “misconception” that direct evidence is more powerful than circumstantial evidence. 

CNN aired footage of Cohen praising Trump in 2016, noting that it was a common occurrence when he was on the former

View Source