Trump trial turns rowdy as defense mounts its case in hush money trial

Former President Trump’s hush money trial briefly devolved into a rowdy scene on Monday after the judge admonished a witness brought to the stand by Trump’s defense team.

The witness, lawyer Robert Costello, elicited a tense exchange with Judge Juan Merchan over his decorum in the courtroom, where at one point the judge demanded to know if he was being stared down.

Monday began with a bombshell revelation from star witness Michael Cohen in which he did not dispute stealing from the Trump Organization while serving as Trump’s attorney while being repaid as part of the hush money scheme at the heart of the case.

Costello’s testimony is expected to resume Tuesday.

Trump lawyer lands blow against Cohen on stealing from Trump Org

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