Nightly News Full Broadcast - May 13

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Summary

TLDRThe NBC Nightly News covered a range of significant events, starting with the dramatic courtroom showdown involving Donald Trump's former lawyer and 'fixer', Michael Cohen, who testified against Trump, alleging that he was directed to pay hush money to Stormy Daniels to protect the 2016 campaign. The news also highlighted the escalating conflict in the Middle East with Israel's ongoing battle with Hamas militants and the mass evacuation of Rafah. Attention then shifted to a tense situation at a Louisiana church where a teenager with a gun was apprehended, preventing a potential tragedy. The broadcast also addressed severe weather concerns from Texas to Florida, air quality alerts due to wildfire smoke from Canada, and the impact of pro-Palestinian protests on university graduations, including an incident at Duke University involving Jerry Seinfeld. The news concluded with updates on the bridge collapse in Baltimore and the potential ban on firefighter uniforms in San Francisco due to health concerns over protective chemicals.

Takeaways

  • 📢 Michael Cohen, former personal lawyer to Donald Trump, testified that Trump directed him to arrange payments to silence Stormy Daniels during the 2016 campaign.
  • 🎤 The defense team for Trump is expected to challenge Cohen's credibility, highlighting his past as an admitted liar and disbarred attorney.
  • 🔊 A secret recording made by Cohen of Trump discussing payments to the National Enquirer was played for the jury.
  • 🏃‍♂️ 360,000 people are fleeing as Israeli forces advance on the southern Gaza city of Rafah amidst ongoing conflict with Hamas militants.
  • 🔍 A teenager with a gun was stopped from entering a Louisiana church during a livestreamed service, with 60 children present for their First Communion.
  • ⛈ Severe weather is being tracked from Texas to Florida, with flash flooding warnings in place for millions of people.
  • 🌫 Wildfire smoke from Canada is causing air quality alerts in multiple U.S. states as it moves south.
  • 🎓 Pro-Palestinian protests have disrupted some graduations, including an address by Jerry Seinfeld at Duke University, leading to dozens walking out.
  • 🔧 San Francisco is considering a ban on certain firefighter uniforms due to concerns that the protective chemicals may cause cancer.
  • 🌉 A controlled demolition was carried out on a section of the collapsed Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore to clear the wreckage.
  • 🚒 Firefighters in San Francisco are advocating for PFAS-free uniforms as the current gear contains materials known to cause cancer.

Q & A

  • What was the main event in the courtroom involving Donald Trump and Michael Cohen?

    -Michael Cohen, former personal lawyer for Donald Trump, testified against his former boss, claiming that Trump directed him to arrange payments to Stormy Daniels to keep quiet about an alleged affair in order to protect his 2016 presidential campaign.

  • What was the defense's strategy in response to Michael Cohen's testimony?

    -The defense aimed to attack Cohen's credibility, referring to him as an admitted liar, and potentially disputing his claims about Trump's involvement in the hush money payments.

  • What was the significance of the secret tape made by Cohen?

    -The secret tape made by Cohen was played for the jury. It contained a conversation between Cohen and Trump, which could be relevant to establishing the context and intent behind the payments made to Stormy Daniels.

  • What is happening in the Middle East regarding the conflict between Israel and Hamas?

    -Israel is battling Hamas militants who have regrouped in northern Gaza. Meanwhile, 360,000 people have fled Rafah in the south as Israeli forces advance on the city.

  • What was the incident at the Louisiana church during a livestreamed service?

    -A teenager with a gun attempted to enter a church during a livestreamed service where 60 children were inside for their first communion. The teen was stopped and apprehended before he could enter the building.

  • What is the current situation with the severe weather from Texas to Florida?

    -Severe weather, including a large hail storm and strong winds, is affecting the region from Texas to Florida. There are severe thunderstorm watches in place, and flash flooding is a concern due to the heavy rainfall.

  • What is the issue with the wildfire smoke from Canada moving into the U.S.?

    -Wildfire smoke from Canada is moving into the U.S., causing air quality alerts in multiple states. This has raised concerns about the potential health impacts of the poor air quality.

  • What happened at Duke University during Jerry Seinfeld's commencement speech?

    -During Jerry Seinfeld's commencement speech at Duke University, dozens of students walked out in protest as part of pro-Palestinian demonstrations against the ongoing conflict in Gaza.

  • What is the concern regarding the firefighter uniforms in San Francisco?

    -San Francisco is considering a ban on certain types of firefighter uniforms due to concerns that the protective chemicals used in the materials, known as PFAS, may cause cancer.

  • What is the current situation with the collapsed bridge in Baltimore?

    -A controlled demolition was carried out on a section of the collapsed Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore to clear the wreckage. The demolition is part of the mission to fully reopen the port and channel.

  • What is the significance of the findings regarding the health risks for firefighters?

    -Studies have shown that ongoing exposure to smoke and chemicals is so serious that firefighting has been classified as carcinogenic by the WHO. There is a push for alternative gear without PFAS chemicals, which are linked to an increased rate of cancer among firefighters.

Outlines

00:00

📢 Dramatic Testimony in Trump's Hush Money Trial

Michael Cohen, former lawyer and 'fixer' for Donald Trump, testified against his ex-boss in a courtroom drama. Cohen alleged that Trump directed him to arrange payments to silence Stormy Daniels about an alleged affair, actions taken to protect Trump's 2016 presidential campaign. The defense aimed to undermine Cohen's credibility, highlighting his admission to previous lies. A contentious cross-examination was anticipated, with the prosecution painting a pattern of behavior rather than an isolated incident.

05:00

🏺 Middle East Conflict: Israel Battles Hamas in Gaza

In the Middle East, Israel is engaged in conflict with Hamas militants in northern Gaza, where the militants have regrouped. Meanwhile, in southern Gaza, 360,000 people have fled as Israeli forces advance on the city of Rafah. Despite warnings from President Biden about civilian risks, Israel continues military operations, claiming the presence of Hamas fighters in Rafah. The UN reports a significant number of displaced people, many of whom are experiencing this displacement for the sixth time. Palestinians express a lack of resources and future in the areas to which they are being relocated.

10:02

🛡️ Quick Action at Louisiana Church Averts Tragedy

At a church in Abbeville, Louisiana, swift action by parishioners prevented a potentially tragic incident. A suspicious person, later identified as a 16-year-old armed with a gun, attempted to enter St. Mary Magdalene Church during a service where 60 children were preparing for their first communion. The individual was intercepted and escorted out by church members before the police arrived. The suspect was arrested and taken for a mental evaluation, charged with terrorizing and juvenile gun possession. The church plans to have law enforcement present at future services.

15:03

🌪️ Severe Weather Threat Across Gulf Coast

Severe weather, including large hail and potential tornadoes, continues to impact the Gulf Coast, with wind damage reported in Louisiana. Meteorologists are monitoring the progression of storms, with the potential for 60-80 mile-per-hour wind gusts as they move toward Lafayette, Baton Rouge, and the New Orleans area. Flash flooding is also a concern due to the recent heavy rainfall, with warnings in place for an area impacting 8 million people. Further severe weather is forecast for parts of North Florida and southern Georgia.

🚒 San Francisco Considers Ban on Firefighter Uniforms

San Francisco is considering a ban on certain firefighter uniforms due to concerns that the protective chemicals used may cause cancer. Studies have shown that firefighting is carcinogenic, and even the clothing worn by firefighters contains potentially harmful substances known as PFAS, which are used to repel flammable liquids and resist heat. These 'forever chemicals' are persistent in the environment and in the human body. The city is looking to enact a nationwide first ban on protective gear made with these chemicals, despite the fact that alternative gear without PFAS is not yet widely available.

Mindmap

Keywords

💡Hush Money

Hush money refers to payments made to silence someone, often to prevent the release of potentially damaging information. In the video, it is mentioned that Donald Trump allegedly directed Michael Cohen to pay off Stormy Daniels to keep quiet about their alleged affair, which is central to the legal case being discussed.

💡Testimony

Testimony is the act of giving evidence as a witness in a court proceeding. Michael Cohen's testimony is a focal point in the video, as he provides evidence against Donald Trump, claiming he was directed to pay hush money to Stormy Daniels.

💡Adult Film Actress

An adult film actress is a woman who performs in adult films. The term is used in the video to describe Stormy Daniels, whose alleged affair with Donald Trump and subsequent payment for silence is a key element of the legal drama discussed.

💡Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA)

A non-disclosure agreement is a legal contract where one party agrees not to disclose certain information. In the script, it is mentioned that Michael Cohen told Mr. Trump he would pay Daniels as part of an NDA to prevent her from disclosing their alleged affair.

💡Perjury

Perjury is the act of lying or making false statements under oath, typically in a court setting. The video discusses the implications of lying under oath, as Michael Cohen, a key witness, has been previously convicted for lying under oath.

💡Defense

In a legal context, the defense refers to the party responsible for protecting a person against whom allegations have been made. The video mentions the defense team preparing to attack Cohen's credibility, which is a critical strategy in the trial discussed.

💡Gaza

Gaza is a region subject to ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestine. The video discusses the situation in Gaza, where Israeli forces are advancing on the southern city, causing a mass exodus of people.

💡Pro-Palestinian Protests

Pro-Palestinian protests are demonstrations in support of Palestine in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The video mentions such protests disrupting graduations, including an event at Duke University where Jerry Seinfeld was speaking.

💡Wildfire Smoke

Wildfire smoke refers to the smoke and particulates produced by wildfires, which can have adverse effects on air quality and human health. The video discusses how smoke from Canadian wildfires is moving into the U.S., causing air quality alerts in multiple states.

💡Air Quality Alerts

Air quality alerts are warnings issued to inform the public of poor air quality due to pollutants, often resulting from natural events like wildfires or human activities. In the video, it is mentioned that such alerts are in effect in several U.S. states due to wildfire smoke from Canada.

💡Controlled Demolition

Controlled demolition is a type of demolition that is planned and executed in a way that minimizes the potential harm to people, structures, or the environment. The video describes a controlled demolition of a section of the collapsed Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore, which is part of the recovery effort after a ship collision.

Highlights

Michael Cohen, former personal attorney to Donald Trump, testified against his former boss, alleging that Trump directed him to arrange payments to silence Stormy Daniels during the 2016 campaign.

Cohen claimed that Trump's primary concern was the impact on his presidential campaign, not the potential harm to his marriage.

The defense is expected to challenge Cohen's credibility, referring to him as an admitted liar.

A secret recording made by Cohen of a conversation with Trump was played for the jury.

360,000 people are fleeing as Israeli forces advance on the southern Gaza city of Rafah.

A teenager with a gun was stopped from entering a Louisiana church during a livestreamed service with 60 children present.

Severe weather is being tracked from Texas to Florida, with potential tornadoes and wind damage.

Wildfire smoke from Canada is causing air quality alerts in multiple U.S. states.

Pro-Palestinian protests have disrupted some graduations, including an event at Duke University where Jerry Seinfeld was speaking.

Cohen testified that Trump was aware of and directed hush money payments to Stormy Daniels to prevent damage to his election campaign.

Trump has denied having sex with Daniels and pleaded not guilty to charges related to the hush money payments.

Cohen admitted to secretly recording Trump while discussing repayment of the 'National Enquirer', which purchased the story of another woman claiming to have had sex with Trump.

The prosecution is attempting to show that the Daniels payoff was part of a pattern of behavior by Trump.

Cohen stated that Trump told him not to worry about reimbursement for the payments, implying he would get the money back.

The defense team for Trump argues that no crime was committed as Cohen was handling a personal matter for Trump to avoid family embarrassment.

Cohen suggested that Trump was not concerned about the reaction of his wife, Melania, to the allegations.

Cohen testified that Trump wanted the issue pushed out as long as possible, with no relevance if he won the election.

Transcripts

00:09

DRAMATIC SHOWDOWN AT

00:10

DONALD TRUMP'S HUSH

00:10

MONEY TRIAL.

00:11

MICHAEL COHEN

00:12

TESTIFYING AGAINST HIS

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FORMER BOSS.

00:13

MR. TRUMP'S FORMER

00:17

FIXER TURNED FOE,

00:17

MICHAEL COHEN, TAKING

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THE STAND FOR HIS

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HIGHLY ANTICIPATED

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TESTIMONY, TELLING THE

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JURY MR. TRUMP

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DIRECTED HIM TO PAY

00:23

OFF STORMY DANIELS TO

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KEEP QUIET ABOUT THEIR

00:24

ALLEGED AFFAIR TO

00:25

PROTECT HIS 2016

00:26

CAMPAIGN.

00:28

COHEN SAYING MR. TRUMP

00:34

TOLD HIM, "JUST TAKE

00:35

CARE OF IT."

00:36

THE DEFENSE PREPARING

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TO ATTACK COHEN'S

00:37

CREDIBILITY AFTER

00:38

CALLING HIM AN

00:38

ADMITTED LIAR.

00:39

AND THE SECRET TAPE

00:40

COHEN MADE OF TRUMP

00:41

PLAYED FOR THE JURY.

00:41

>>> ALSO TONIGHT, THE

00:42

RACE TO ESCAPE RAFAH.

00:44

360,000 PEOPLE FLEEING

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AS ISRAELI FORCES

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ADVANCE ON THE

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SOUTHERN GAZA CITY.

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>>> TERRIFYING MOMENTS

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AT A LOUISIANA CHURCH

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DURING A LIVESTREAMED

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SERVICE.

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A TEEN WITH A GUN

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STOPPED AS HE TRIES TO

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GET INTO THE BUILDING

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WITH 60 CHILDREN

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INSIDE FOR THEIR FIRST

01:00

COMMUNION.

01:02

>>> SEVERE WEATHER

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FROM TEXAS TO FLORIDA.

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WE'RE TRACKING IT.

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>>> WILDFIRE SMOKE

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FROM CANADA MOVING

01:08

INTO THE U.S.

01:10

AIR QUALITY ALERTS IN

01:12

MULTIPLE STATES.

01:13

>>> PRO-PALESTINIAN

01:14

PROTESTS DISRUPTING

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SOME GRADUATIONS.

01:16

JERRY SEINFELD'S

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SPEECH AT DUKE

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PROMPTING DOZENS TO

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WALK OUT.

01:22

>>> AND THE MOST

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STUNNING IMAGES FROM

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THAT SPECTACULAR SHOW

01:25

IN THE SKY.

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>> Announcer: THIS IS

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NBC "NIGHTLY NEWS"

01:30

WITH LESTER HOLT.

01:31

>>> GOOD EVENING AND

01:32

WELCOME.

01:34

THE PROSECUTION CASE

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AGAINST DONALD TRUMP

01:36

NEARING ITS CRESCENDO

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IN A NEW YORK

01:37

COURTROOM TONIGHT,

01:38

WITH THE

01:39

MUCH-ANTICIPATED

01:40

TESTIMONY OF FORMER

01:42

TRUMP LAWYER AND FIXER

01:43

MICHAEL COHEN.

01:44

COHEN DESCRIBING HIS

01:46

ROLE IN TRYING TO BURY

01:48

STORMY DANIELS'S CLAIM

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OF A SEXUAL LIAISON

01:50

WITH MR. TRUMP AND HIS

01:51

CONCERNS ABOUT ITS

01:53

IMPACT ON THE 2016

01:55

ELECTION, DRIVING

01:55

COHEN TO PAY HUSH

01:56

MONEY TO DANIELS THAT

01:58

HE SAYS WAS AT MR.

01:59

TRUMP'S DIRECTION.

02:00

HE WASN'T THINKING

02:02

ABOUT MELANIA.

02:03

THIS WAS ALL ABOUT THE

02:05

CAMPAIGN, COHEN

02:06

TESTIFIED.

02:06

THE FORMER PRESIDENT

02:07

DENIES HE HAD SEX WITH

02:08

DANIELS AND HAS

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PLEADED NOT GUILTY TO

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FALSIFYING BUSINESS

02:12

RECORDS TO DISGUISE

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THE HUSH MONEY

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PAYMENTS.

02:17

COHEN FACING A SECOND

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DAY ON THE STAND

02:18

TOMORROW, LATER

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FOLLOWED BY WHAT COULD

02:21

BE A CONTENTIOUS

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CROSS-EXAMINATION BY

02:22

THE DEFENSE.

02:23

LAURA JARRETT BREAKS

02:24

DOWN THE DAY IN COURT.

02:27

>> Reporter: TONIGHT A

02:28

HIGHLY ANTICIPATED

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COURTROOM SHOWDOWN.

02:30

PROSECUTORS' STAR

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WITNESS MICHAEL COHEN,

02:32

FORMER PRESIDENT

02:32

TRUMP'S SELF-DESCRIBED

02:33

FIXER TURNED FIERCE

02:36

CRITIC, TELLING THE

02:37

JURY MR. TRUMP

02:38

DIRECTED HIM TO PAY

02:39

OFF AN ADULT FILM

02:40

ACTRESS DAYS BEFORE

02:42

THE 2016 ELECTION TO

02:43

PROTECT HIS CAMPAIGN.

02:45

>> IS MICHAEL COHEN A

02:46

LIAR?

02:48

>> Reporter:

02:49

EVERYTHING REQUIRED

02:50

MR. TRUMP'S SIGN-OFF,

02:51

COHEN TOLD THE JURY,

02:54

TESTIFYING MR. TRUMP

02:55

WAS FURIOUS IN 2016

02:56

WHEN HE LEARNED STORMY

02:57

DANIELS WAS STILL

02:58

TRYING TO SELL HER

03:02

STORY OF SEX WITH THE

03:03

FORMER PRESIDENT,

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TELLING COHEN, "I

03:05

THOUGHT YOU HAD THIS

03:05

UNDER CONTROL."

03:07

COHEN EXPLAINING HE'D

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MANAGED TO SUPPRESS

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DANIELS' STORY YEARS

03:09

BEFORE BUT IT

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RESURFACED ON THE

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HEELS OF THE "ACCESS

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HOLLYWOOD" TAPE AND

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COHEN FEARED IF

03:16

DANIELS WENT PUBLIC IT

03:18

WOULD BE, QUOTE,

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CATASTROPHIC FOR THE

03:21

CAMPAIGN, SAYING MR.

03:22

TRUMP TOLD HIM "JUST

03:23

TAKE CARE OF IT.

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THIS IS A DISASTER.

03:25

WOMEN ARE GOING TO

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HATE ME.

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GUYS MAY THINK THIS IS

03:29

COOL BUT THIS IS GOING

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TO BE A DISASTER FOR

03:30

THE CAMPAIGN."

03:31

COHEN SAID MR. TRUMP

03:32

TOLD HIM HE MET

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DANIELS AT A GOLF

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TOURNAMENT, DESCRIBING

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HER AS A BEAUTIFUL

03:34

WOMAN.

03:35

MR. TRUMP HAS DENIED

03:37

HE HAD SEX WITH

03:39

DANIELS AND PLEADED

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NOT GUILTY TO CHARGES

03:41

OF ILLEGALLY

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DISGUISING HIS

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REIMBURSEMENT CHECKS

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TO COHEN AS LEGAL

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EXPENSES ON HIS

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INTERNAL BOOKS AND

03:45

RECORDS.

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THE DEFENSE TEAM

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ARGUING THERE WAS NO

03:48

CRIME, THAT COHEN WAS

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HIS PERSONAL ATTORNEY

03:52

AT THE TIME, HANDLING

03:53

A PERSONAL MATTER TO

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AVOID HIS FAMILY

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EMBARRASSMENT.

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FORMER TRUMP AIDE HOPE

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HICKS PREVIOUSLY

03:58

TESTIFYING MR. TRUMP

04:00

DID NOT WANT

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NEWSPAPERS WITH

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DETAILS OF A HUSH

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MONEY PAYMENT TO A

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DIFFERENT WOMAN

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DELIVERED TO THEIR

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HOME.

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BUT COHEN SUGGESTING

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TODAY THAT MR. TRUMP

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WASN'T CONCERNED ABOUT

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MELANIA'S REACTION.

04:11

"HE WASN'T THINKING

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ABOUT MELANIA.

04:13

THIS WAS ALL ABOUT THE

04:14

CAMPAIGN."

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COHEN ADDING MR. TRUMP

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TOLD HIM, "I WANT YOU

04:18

TO JUST PUSH IT OUT AS

04:19

LONG AS YOU CAN.

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JUST GET PAST THE

04:20

ELECTION.

04:21

BECAUSE IF I WIN IT

04:23

WILL HAVE NO RELEVANCE

04:24

AND IF I LOSE I DON'T

04:25

EVEN CARE."

04:27

COHEN TESTIFYING THAT

04:27

HE TOLD MR. TRUMP HE

04:28

WOULD PAY DANIELS AS

04:29

PART OF A

04:31

NON-DISCLOSURE

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AGREEMENT, OPTING TO

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USE MONEY FROM A HOME

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EQUITY LINE OF CREDIT,

04:36

AND MR. TRUMP WAS

04:37

APPRECIATIVE, SAYING

04:40

WORDS TO THE EFFECT OF

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"DON'T WORRY, YOU'LL

04:42

GET THE MONEY BACK."

04:43

THE STATE TRYING TO

04:46

SHOW THE DANIELS

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PAYOFF WASN'T ISOLATED

04:48

BUT PART OF A PATTERN.

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COHEN ADMITTING HE

04:50

SECRETLY RECORDED HIS

04:51

CLIENT WHILE THEY

04:53

DISCUSSED REPAYING THE

04:53

"NATIONAL ENQUIRER,"

04:54

WHICH PURCHASED THE

04:55

STORY OF ANOTHER WOMAN

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WHO SAID SHE HAD SEX

04:56

WITH MR. TRUMP, WHICH

04:57

HE DENIES.

04:59

>> WHEN IT COMES TIME

05:00

FOR THE FINANCING,

05:01

WHICH WILL BE --

05:03

>> WAIT A SEC, WHAT

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FINANCING?

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>> WELL, I'LL HAVE TO

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PAY HIM SOMETHING.

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>> PAY WITH CASH.

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>> Reporter:

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PROSECUTORS HAVE

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PRESENTED NO DIRECT

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EVIDENCE MR. TRUMP

05:14

KNEW ABOUT OR TOLD

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ANYONE TO FALSIFY

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BUSINESS RECORDS.

05:17

SO COHEN'S CREDIBILITY

05:18

HERE, KEY.

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TELLING JURORS TODAY

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MR. TRUMP NEVER USED

05:20

E-MAIL BECAUSE "TOO

05:20

MANY PEOPLE HAVE GONE

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DOWN" ONCE PROSECUTORS

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OBTAIN THEIR E-MAILS.

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COHEN NOW A DISBARRED

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ATTORNEY WHO HAS BEEN

05:24

CONVICTED FOR LYING

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UNDER OATH.

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THE DEFENSE ARGUES

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HE'S OUT FOR REVENGE

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AFTER HE DIDN'T GET A

05:30

JOB IN THE WHITE

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HOUSE.

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TODAY COHEN TESTIFYING

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HE WOULD HAVE LIKED TO

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HAVE BEEN CONSIDERED

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FOR WHITE HOUSE CHIEF

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OF STAFF FOR HIS,

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QUOTE, EGO.

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>> THERE'S NO FRAUD

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HERE.

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THERE'S NO CRIME HERE.

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THIS IS FOUR WEEKS OF

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KEEPING ME FROM NOT

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CAMPAIGNING.

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>> LAURA, MICHAEL

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COHEN'S TESTIMONY

05:51

SEEMED TO BE MOVING

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PRETTY QUICKLY TODAY.

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>> Reporter: LESTER,

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SO RAPIDLY IN FACT

06:00

THAT WE COULD SEE HIS

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CROSS-EXAMINATION AS

06:01

SOON AS TOMORROW.

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WE SAW THE PROSECUTION

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TRYING TO GET AHEAD OF

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SOME OF THE DEFENSE

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LINES OF QUESTIONING,

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TRYING TO PREREBUT

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THEM, IF YOU WILL.

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BUT NO DOUBT THIS

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CROSS-EXAMINATION WILL

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BE BRUTAL AS THE

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DEFENSE TEAM IS LIKELY

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TO FOCUS ON HIS PAST

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CONVICTIONS FOR LYING

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AND CREDIBILITY

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ISSUES, TRYING TO

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ARGUE THAT MICHAEL

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COHEN IS ESSENTIALLY

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USING HIS ATTACKS ON

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THE FORMER BOSS AS HIS

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MEAL TICKET.

06:20

LESTER?

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>> LAURA JARRETT IN

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LOWER MANHATTAN.

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THANK YOU.

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>>> IN THE MIDDLE EAST

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ISRAEL IS NOW BATTLING

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HAMAS MILITANTS THAT

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HAVE REGROUPED IN

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NORTHERN GAZA.

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MEANWHILE, 360,000

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PEOPLE HAVE FLED RAFAH

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IN THE SOUTH.

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RICHARD ENGEL IS IN

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ISRAEL WITH MORE.

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>> Reporter: ISRAEL

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THOUGHT IT HAD

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DEFEATED HAMAS IN

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NORTHERN GAZA.

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BUT THE MILITANTS HAVE

06:44

REGROUPED AND ARE NOW

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FIGHTING FROM THE

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RUBBLE.

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ONCE THE GOVERNMENT OF

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GAZA THAT TRIGGERED A

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WAR WHEN THEY STORMED

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INTO ISRAEL AND

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CARRIED OUT A

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MASSACRE, HAMAS HAS

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BECOME AN INSURGENCY.

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AND AS THE UNITED

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STATES LEARNED IN

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AFGHANISTAN AND IRAQ,

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INSURGENCIES CAN LAST

07:01

FOR DECADES.

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IN SOUTHERN GAZA

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ISRAEL IS EXPANDING

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MILITARY OPERATIONS IN

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RAFAH DESPITE WARNINGS

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FROM PRESIDENT BIDEN

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ABOUT THE RISK TO

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CIVILIANS.

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ISRAEL CLAIMS HAMAS

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HAS FOUR BATTALIONS OF

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FIGHTERS IN RAFAH AND

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HAS ORDERED THE

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EVACUATION OF LARGE

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SECTIONS OF THE CITY.

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THE U.N. SAYS AROUND

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360,000 PEOPLE HAVE

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ALREADY LEFT.

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FOR MOST IT'S NOT THE

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FIRST TIME.

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>> THAT'S THE SIXTH

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TIME I EVACUATE FROM

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ANYWHERE I WAS IN.

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I FEEL SO LOST.

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>> Reporter: THIS TIME

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ISRAEL IS TELLING

07:37

PALESTINIANS TO GO TO

07:38

AN AREA ON THE

07:40

MEDITERRANEAN COAST.

07:41

BUT PALESTINIANS SAY

07:41

THERE'S NOTHING FOR

07:42

THEM THERE.

07:44

NO TENTS, NO FOOD, NO

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FUTURE.

07:47

>> ARE WE GOING TO

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LIKE KEEP LIVING IN

07:49

THIS ONGOING LOOP?

07:51

>> Reporter: OUR CREW

07:52

FOUND THESE MEN

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PACKING UP PIECES OF

07:54

THEIR OWN BOMBED-OUT

07:55

HOME SO THEY COULD

07:56

BUILD SHELTERS WITH

07:57

THE DEBRIS.

07:59

WHILE HAMAS FIGHTERS

08:00

ARE NOWHERE TO BE

08:00

SEEN.

08:03

THEY BROUGHT THIS WAR

08:04

TO GAZA BUT NOW

08:06

PROVIDE NO SERVICES

08:07

AND NO HELP.

08:09

THEY'VE GONE

08:10

UNDERGROUND, READY FOR

08:12

A LONG INSURGENCY.

08:13

APPARENTLY AT ANY

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COST.

08:17

>> RICHARD, WHAT DOES

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IT SAY THAT HAMAS HAS

08:18

BEEN ABLE TO REGROUP

08:19

IN THE NORTH?

08:22

>> Reporter: WELL, IT

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RAISES VERY TROUBLING

08:24

QUESTIONS ABOUT