Lawyer Laughs At Trump’s Inability To Attend Son’s Graduation

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( – Michael Cohen recently remarked humorously on former President Trump’s grievances about possibly missing his son Barron’s high school graduation due to the ongoing New York criminal trial over hush money payments. Speaking on the MeidasTouch “Political Beatdown” podcast, Cohen expressed that he found Trump’s concerns not only amusing but also somewhat offensive, especially considering his own experiences of missing significant personal milestones while incarcerated.

Trump has recently criticized Judge Juan Merchan, speculating that the judge might prevent him from attending his son’s graduation in May. Although Judge Merchan has postponed his decision on this request, he hasn’t completely ruled out the possibility of Trump attending the event. However, the judge did reject Trump’s request to travel to Washington D.C. for a Supreme Court hearing concerning a presidential immunity claim in other federal criminal cases.

Under New York state law, Trump must be present for the entirety of his trial unless he receives special permission to be absent. Cohen, who served time in Otisville prison, highlighted that he missed crucial family events, such as his 25th wedding anniversary and his wife’s 50th birthday, due to his prison sentence—which he attributes to actions taken on Trump’s behalf.

Cohen openly stated he wouldn’t sympathize with Trump if he were to miss Barron’s graduation, mentioning that Melania might even prefer Trump’s absence from the event. He emphasized that he wouldn’t lose any sleep or shed any tears over Trump’s potential absence.

Additionally, Cohen’s claim that Trump never attended any of his children’s graduations has been contested. Law360 reporter Frank Runyeon countered this assertion on the social media platform X, stating that Trump was present at Eric Trump’s high school graduation in 2002. Runyeon noted his personal attendance at the event as a classmate of Eric’s at The Hill School.

Cohen, who previously served as Trump’s personal lawyer and fixer, is expected to play a significant role in the trial, which began on Monday. Trump faces 34 counts of falsifying business records related to payments made to adult film actress Stormy Daniels, intended to prevent her from disclosing an alleged affair with Trump in 2006, which he has denied.

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