Constitutional Expert: Trump’s Legal Team Just Called Its ‘Killshot Witness’

(Congressional Agenda) – Legal scholar Jonathan Turley, who is also a contributor at Fox News, recently proclaimed that testimony delivered by Michael Cohen’s former legal adviser Robert Costello might just be the final nail in the coffin for the prosecution’s case against former President Donald Trump. Trump is facing charges of falsifying business records concerning alleged “hush money” payments that were made to former porn star Stormy Daniels back when he was running for president in 2016.

As per The Western Journal’s latest article, Turley, who serves as a professor of law at George Washington University, declared that he believes the legal team representing the former president is winning the case and that the testimony given by Costello on Monday should essentially guarantee that victory.

“If I think I’m going to win a case, I’m going to stop. And I think they have won this case. The problem is that this is not an ordinary case,” the legal scholar commented during the Fox News program ‘The Story.’

“So my view is that even if there’s a conviction, it would have to be overturned at this point. But this is a man running for president. Quite frankly, Costello is a killshot witness,” he added.

“You only call him if you want to killshot at trial, that you feel that you need to make sure this doesn’t result in a conviction, even though I think it’s going very well for the defense. And it went very well today for the defense,” Turley remarked during the segment.

“Costello said on the stand that, according to former Trump attorney and prosecution witness Michael Cohen, Trump knew nothing of the hush money payment to Stormy Daniels,” the report continued.

“I swear to God Bob, I don’t have anything on Donald Trump,” Costello testified that Cohen told him. During the trial, Cohen also stated, under oath, that he informed other individuals that Trump did not know anything about the payment. So much for this guy being a “star witness” like the prosecution hoped, huh?

“Before Costello testified, there was legal sparring over what the defense could ask him, as it sought to push back against claims by Cohen there was a pressure campaign against him. Judge Juan Merchan allowed some, but not all, of what the defense wanted, according to The Washington Post,” The Western Journal divulged.

“I will give you some latitude to explore the pressure campaign so that you can elicit some inconsistencies, so you can offer some rebuttal of Mr. Cohen’s testimony. But I’m not going to allow this to become a trial within a trial as to whether or not there was, in fact, this pressure campaign and how it affected Cohen. That’s not the purpose of this trial, and I don’t want it to become that,” Merchan went on to say during the trial.

While Costello was on the stand offering his testimony, the clearly biased judge sustained a total of 14 prosecution objections, which ultimately blocked a series of questions from the former president’s defense team.

Trump spoke out on Tuesday saying the prosecution has no case.

On the same day, the defense rested. Trump was never called upon to testify.

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