Trump fraud judge cracks ‘what’s sauce for the goose…’ joke in response to a complaint of Michael Cohen’s anti-Trump tweets – DIGIWIZ CENTRAL

Trump fraud judge cracks ‘what’s sauce for the goose…’ joke in response to a complaint of Michael Cohen’s anti-Trump tweets

Donald Trump, left. Michael Cohen, right.

Alex Brandon/AP, left. Eduardo Munoz/Reuters, right.

Michael Cohen canceled this week’s Trump fraud trial testimony due to a brief illness.
A Trump lawyer complained in court that sick or not, Cohen continues to attack Trump online.
“Well, talk about sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander,” the judge quipped in response.

The judge in Donald Trump’s civil fraud trial had a plucky answer Monday when a defense lawyer complained about Michael Cohen continuing to post anti-Trump tweets despite calling out sick from this week’s planned testimony.

“Well, talk about sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander,” state Supreme Court Justice Arthur Engoron quipped, noting the bitter Cohen-Trump rivalry and prompting scattered laughter in his Manhattan courtroom.

“Well, we don’t have a medical excuse,” Trump attorney Christopher Kise responded, irritation in his voice.

“He’ll be here tomorrow,” the defense lawyer said of Trump, who plans to attend the trial Tuesday.

The moment of levity broke midway into the afternoon, interrupting an excruciatingly precise, nearly cell-by-cell discussion of the Excel spreadsheets that underlie Trump’s annual net-worth statements.

New York Attorney General Letitia James alleges that Trump exaggerated his bottom line by as much as $3.6 billion a year. Banks and insurers that relied on these statements cut him hundreds of millions of dollars in interest cuts and other breaks for his New York-headquartered company, the Trump Organization.

Kise started the back-and-forth by complaining that Cohen calling out sick this week has resulted in a last-minute reshuffling of the witness schedule. Meanwhile, Trump was apparently eager to be face to face with a man he’s called a liar online and in court papers. 

“For whatever it’s worth to the court,” Kise complained, “he does continue to be active on social media. I know you can still do that from a hospital bed.” 

Cohen has declined to detail his medical excuse, but Insider has confirmed that it did not involve a hospitalization. 

“I am thankful the medical condition, while incredibly painful, does not require an immediate procedure,” he told Insider. “I anticipate appearing as soon as the pain subsides. When I do testify, I am certain Donald will be in attendance, sitting with his lawyers at the defendant’s table.”

https://twitter.com/MichaelCohen212/status/1713709490925670484

 

Trump and his former attorney have been bitter enemies since 2019, when Cohen testified before Congress that the then-president widely exaggerated his net worth to impress banks, but downplayed his worth to save on real estate taxes.

On Sunday, Cohen responded with a profanity to a pro-Trump tweet by podcaster Drew Grimaldi.

“Your fuhrer is going to be held accountable for his dirty deeds,” Cohen tweeted.

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