Judge Merchan Clears Courtroom So He Can Scold Trump Defense Team’s Star Witness: ‘Nobody’s Ever Seen Anything Like This’

Contention flowed at former President Donald Trump’s trial on allegations he falsified business records, but for once Trump was not the focus of Judge Juan Merchan’s ire.
It was the defense team’s star witness.
Witness Robert Costello was on the stand on Monday when his obvious dissatisfaction with rulings that blocked the defense from asking him the questions it sought to ask was quashed by Merchan.

The core of Costello’s testimony was that prosecution witness Michael Cohen had said that Trump never knew about payments to porn star Stormy Daniels that are at the heart of the case.
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