July 2, 2022

US – Napolitano: Don’t believe Cohen without corroboration

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By Sandy Fitzgerald From Newsmax

Judge Andrew Napolitano (Richard Drew/AP)

President Donald Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen’s upcoming testimony before key House committees shouldn’t be believed unless there is something that corroborates what he’s saying, Judge Andrew Napolitano said Tuesday.

“This dynamite piece that The Wall Street Journal says he is going to testify that President Trump committed crimes while in office,” the Fox News senior judicial analyst told “Fox and Friends.” “The source wouldn’t say exactly what these alleged crimes are, but no prosecutor would put Michael Cohen on the stand and assert that he is credible without a mountain of corroborating evidence to support him.”

But most likely, that evidence won’t be provided because the congressional testimony is “not a legal hearing,” said Napolitano. “This is not a courtroom where you put a witness on the stand and corroborate them. This is a political gathering. They don’t care about corroboration.”

Cohen will testify behind closed doors before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday, in public before the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday, and will go behind closed doors again on Thursday with the House Intelligence Committee.

Cohen also is expected to make some of Trump’s private financial statements public, and to reveal details of working for Trump for more than 10 years, according to The Wall Street Journal’s source, including making claims that Trump made racist remarks to him about African-Americans.

His public testimony on Wednesday would mark the first time for Cohen to allege Trump committed a crime while in office.

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