The dumpster fire clown show continues


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Michael Cohen just spent three and a half days on the witness stand at Donald Trump’s criminal trial, and at no point was it clear that Trump even recognized or remembered who Cohen was. Trump spent Cohen’s time on the stand sleeping and flipping through photos, seemingly unaware of what was going on. With Trump cognitively MIA, it raised the question of whether Trump’s team would even bother to call any defense witnesses. After all, they’d only be doing so in order to keep Trump happy.

As it turns out, Trump’s defense team did call a witness: Robert Costello. This is the same witness that Trump sent to the grand jury last year, in the hope that Costello’s conspiracy theories would convince the grand jury not to indict him. The grand jury promptly indicted Trump anyway.

Costello’s testimony in the trial isn’t going much better for Trump. Costello is clowning it up so much on the stand, rolling his eyes and saying things like “geez” after the judge makes rulings he doesn’t like, the judge ended up reading Costello the riot act about his behavior.

After Costello’s dumpster fire testimony on Monday failed to do anything to help Trump, the defense team announced that Costello will be back on the stand today. Well okay then. We might as well get ready for another day of the dumpster fire clown show.

Keep in mind that none of this is helping Trump’s prospects. This kind of irrelevant testimony merely tells the jury that Trump has no defense. And this kind of inappropriate behavior from a defense witness tends to alienate jurors. But if Trump and his attorneys want to keep digging a deeper hole by putting Costello on the stand again today, then so be it.

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