Lawrence native Michael Cohen Hasn’t Taken The Stand in Trump’s Hush Money Trial. But Jurors Are Hearing His Words

The prosecution’s star witness has yet to take the stand in Donald Trump’s hush money trial. But jurors are already hearing Lawrence native Michael Cohen’s words as prosecutors work to directly tie Trump to payments to silence women with damaging claims about him before the 2016 election.

The second week of testimony in the case will wrap up Friday after jurors heard a potentially crucial piece of evidence: a recording of Trump and Cohen, then his attorney, discussing a plan to pay off an ex-Playboy model who claimed to have an affair with Trump. The former president denies the affair.