Michael Cohen reveals last message from Trump before being abandoned to face charges alone: ‘Everything’s going to be ok’

When Michael Cohen’s Manhattan home was raided in 2018 as part of a criminal probe, then-president Donald Trump reassured him “everything’s going to be okay” – and then never spoke to him again, the former attorney told the court during his second day of testimony in Mr Trump’s hush money trial.

That last communication between the two men was a canary in the coal mine for the demise of their relationship, paving the way for the one-time loyal “fixer” to become one of the former president’s harshest critics.

The raid was connected to the ongoing criminal probe of Cohen, in part related to a criminal investigation over potential campaign finance violations stemming from the hush money payment made to adult film star Stormy Daniels to silence her over an alleged affair she had with Mr Trump in 2006. This $130,000 payment lies at the heart of the former president’s criminal trial where he is charged with 34 counts of falsifying business records.

The former president has pleaded not guilty to the charges and has repeatedly denied that the affair took place.

On the witness stand on Tuesday morning, Cohen testified about the FBI’s raid of his New York City apartment in April 2018, recalling how they took documents from his law office, tax books and his two cell phones.

Prosecutor Susan Hoffinger asked Cohen how he felt after the raid.

Cohen looked down, sighed, and paused before responding: “How to describe your life turning upside down. Concerned, despondent.”

Following the raid, he told the court that he asked Mr Trump to call him. And the then-president did.

Cohen recalled Mr Trump reassuring him that “everything’s going to be okay”.

“Don’t worry. I’m the president of the United States. There’s nothing here. Everything’s going to be okay. Stay tough. You’re going to be okay,” he said he told him on the phone.

That was the final time they spoke, he testified.

Cohen then told the court that the call from Mr Trump was “extremely important” to him because he was “scared”.

“I wanted some reassurance that Trump had my back — especially with issues that related to him,” he testified.

Ms Hoffinger then asked how that phone call affected Cohen going forward.

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