May 20, 2024

Trump Defense Attorneys Still Undecided on Strategy

Prosecutors have just wrapped up their case against Donald Trump, with Michael Cohen being the final witness for the prosecution.

The defense is expected to receive the case this week, and if nothing unexpected develops, the case could go to the jury by the end of the week.

Yet, the defense strategy is still up in the air as of the weekend.

Just Not Sure

Before this trial started, Donald Trump said that he was going to take the stand to expose all the lies against him, as well as expose Judge Merchan.

If that meant anything remotely close to Trump's testimony during the fraud case brought by New York Attorney General Letitia James, that likely means political rants that go on forever that have nothing to do with the questions asked by the attorneys.

In other words, Donald Trump does not make a good witness. In a case where his defense attorney utterly discredited and destroyed Michael Cohen, why tempt fate?

To that point, when attorney Todd Blanche was asked if Trump will be taking the stand, he responded, “That’s another decision that we need to think through.”

I am not even sure the defense needs to call any witnesses to win this case but if they do, I would go after Costello, who can discredit more of what Cohen was saying.

I believe the prosecution did its best to put Trump’s personality on trial, not the actual crimes he was indicted upon, which the prosecution, at least in my eyes, failed to prove.

Trump should stay seated and allow closing arguments to take place, then turn it over to the jury.

Even if he loses, he has more than enough to win this case on appeal, so the risk-reward for Trump to take the stand here just does not mesh out.

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