In a New York courthouse, Trump’s former lawyer described tax evasion and payments ‘for the purpose of influencing the election’
Michael Cohen entered the courtroom on the 20th floor of the federal courthouse in lower Manhattan at 4.03pm and sat at a table with his attorneys. He turned and winked at someone in the crowd. He reviewed a series of documents and shook his head repeatedly as he looked them over.
The judge, William Pauley, asked a series of questions to establish Cohen’s competence. Asked his age, the man who was once Donald Trump’s lawyer and fixer said: “In four days I’ll be 52.”