NY v. Trump: Michael Cohen testifies that he is considering a run for Congress

Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen is considering a run for Congress.

The admission came from the witness stand Monday on what is his fourth day of testimony in the NY vs. Trump case.

Cohen told the court he would pursue a congressional position because he has “the best name recognition there is.” He did not indicate whether he would run for New York as a Republican or a Democrat.

Trump lawyer Todd Blanche pressed Cohen on whether his name recognition is due to Trump, prompting Cohen to explain that his household name is partly due to his work for Trump, but not to Trump.

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Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal attorney and fixer, arrives in federal court for his sentencing hearing on December 12, 2018. (Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images)

“I owe my name recognition to the journey I have been on,” Cohen said.

During his testimony in court in Manhattan, he also said that he was in the process of pitching a TV show about himself called “The Fixer,” but that it has not yet been picked up by a network.

Cohen has previously announced a possible run for Congress, including earlier this month on his TikTok account when he said he would run as a Democrat, the Washington Post reported.

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“I am interested and there are a large number of people who encourage me to run,” Cohen told Semafor last year about a possible congressional run.

He also served as a Republican for the New York City Council in the early 2000s, Spectrum News previously reported. A Democrat defeated Cohen in his quest for the seat.

Michael Cohen on witness stand in courtroom sketch

Michael Cohen is asked if he took an oath as he is questioned by defense attorney Todd Blanche during former US President Donald Trump's criminal trial on charges that he falsified business records to hide money paid to film porn star Stormy Daniels in 2016 to silence, in Manhattan state court in New York City, USA May 16, 2024 in this courtroom sketch. (REUTERS/Jane Rosenberg)

Cohen is a disbarred lawyer who was sentenced to three years in prison in 2018 after pleading guilty to charges including campaign finance fraud and lying to Congress. In Cohen's testimony in the NY versus Trump case last week, he said that he also lied under oath to Judge William H. Pauley, who sentenced him to three years in prison.

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Donald Trump at the defense table in the courtroom

Former President Donald Trump awaits the start of proceedings at the Manhattan Criminal Court on Monday, April 22, 2024 in New York. (AP Photo/Yuki Iwamura, Swimming Pool)

Cohen has been labeled a “con artist” by some critics and legal experts. Last week, an attorney who previously advised Cohen, Robert Costello, testified before Congress that Cohen is a serial liar.

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NY v. Trump focuses on the prosecution team that tried to prove that Trump falsified business records 34 times to conceal a $130,000 payment to former porn star Stormy Daniels ahead of the 2016 election to suppress her claims of an affair with Trump. Trump has pleaded not guilty in the case and has repeatedly denied any affair with Daniels.

Stormy Daniels on witness stand during Trump trial in courtroom sketch

Stormy Daniels is questioned by attorney Susan Necheles during former US President Donald Trump's criminal trial on charges that he falsified business records to hide money paid to silence porn star Stormy Daniels in 2016, in Manhattan District Court in New York City, USA, May 9, 2024 in this courtroom sketch. (REUTERS/Jane Rosenberg)

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Trump briefly addressed the media Monday morning — as court began nearly an hour earlier than its usual 9:30 a.m. start time — where he denounced the case as one promoted by the Biden administration and the Justice Department before the 2024 election , and complained that the lawsuit has kept him off the campaign trail.

Donald Trump with yellow tie during the trial

A CNN panel recently agreed that the gag order imposed on former President Trump during his trial in New York should apply to the trial's other witnesses. (Win McNamee/Pool via REUTERS)

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'It's an attack on [President Biden’s] political opponent. That's all it is. Of all the things you've seen in the past four weeks, most of them should never have been brought up. And besides, there is no crime. And we continue day after day. And I have to tell Iowa, 'I'm sorry, I'm not going to make it.' I tell New Hampshire, 'Sorry, I can't come. “I'm in a refrigerator all day,” he said.

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