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CNN stars replay dramatic scenes from Trump trial by reading testimony transcripts

There was a lot of drama during Donald Trump’s secret trial in New York.

And now CNN has managed to take the action outside of the courtroom, with broadcasts of the trial transcript that the network jokingly described as “Oscar-worthy.”

Anchors Abby Phillip and Laura Coates brought in legal analysts Joey Jackson and Mercedes Colwin to perform dramatic readings of Monday’s testimony.

Jackson played the role of Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen, while Colwin took on the role of prosecutor Susan Hoffinger.

Trump is on trial in Manhattan Criminal Court for allegedly concealing the nature of payments he made to adult actress Stormy Daniels in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election.

CNN experts Joey Jackson and Mercedes Colwin read the transcript of Trump's silent trial

CNN experts Joey Jackson and Mercedes Colwin read the transcript of Trump’s silent trial

Jackson played the role of Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen.

Colwin hired attorney Susan Hoffinger.

Jackson played the role of Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen, while Colwin took on the role of prosecutor Susan Hoffinger.

Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen is the prosecution’s star witness in the secret trial.

Cohen was Trump's personal lawyer until he was convicted of charges related to the suppression of the Stormy Daniels story.

Cohen was Trump’s personal lawyer until he was convicted of charges related to the suppression of the Stormy Daniels story.

Cohen has already been convicted for these payments and for lying to Congress.

Jackson and Colwin used the court transcripts to read “word for word,” including every cough and sputter as part of their story.

This bizarre exercise lasted 30 minutes and preceded the legal analysis of the performances of both parties.

The playback saw off-camera broadcasters covering “objections” and “supports” throughout.

It details Cohen’s testimony about how Trump said revealing Daniels’ story would be a “disaster” for his campaign because “women will hate me,” but that “guys may think it’s cool “.

“He was polling very poorly among women and this, coupled with the Access Hollywood tape, he just said, ‘It’s a disaster, take control’.” Jackson said, reading Cohen’s testimony.

Jackson read another part when Cohen was asked about an alleged conversation he had with Trump, his wife Melania Trump.

Trump, pictured Tuesday in Manhattan Criminal Court, is accused of concealing the nature of payments he made to adult actress Stormy Daniels in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election.

Trump, pictured Tuesday in Manhattan Criminal Court, is accused of concealing the nature of payments he made to adult actress Stormy Daniels in the run-up to the 2016 presidential election.

The reenactment details Cohen's testimony about how Trump said revealing Daniels' story would be a

The reenactment details Cohen’s testimony about how Trump said revealing Daniels’ story would be a “disaster” for his campaign because “women will hate me.”

(L to R) Attorney Alina Habba, Lara Trump and Eric Trump head into the courtroom after a break in the trial of former U.S. President Donald Trump.

(L to R) Attorney Alina Habba, Lara Trump and Eric Trump head into the courtroom after a break in the trial of former U.S. President Donald Trump.

The issue was contested but dismissed by Justice Juan Merchan.

Michael Cohen returned to the stand Tuesday morning to deliver more testimony against his former boss.

The fixer and lawyer, who is the prosecution’s star witness, faced grueling questioning from the former president’s lawyers during cross-examination.

He explained in court Monday how he would silence the former president’s accusers ahead of the 2016 election through a series of secret deals.

The jury heard that Trump was more concerned about his campaign than his wife Melania as stories of alleged affairs emerged.

Cohen also described working “under the direction and for the benefit” of the now presumptive Republican nominee.

The cross-examination began with fireworks, as the once stubbornly loyal Cohen was presented with disparaging things he had said or published about Trump, the trial or the defense attorneys.

Despite the laughter from the public gallery, Trump remained impassive and sat with his eyes closed.

Michael Cohen is questioned by prosecutor Susan Hoffinger as a reimbursement check flashes on screen during Donald Trump's secret trial.

Michael Cohen is questioned by prosecutor Susan Hoffinger as a reimbursement check flashes on screen during Donald Trump’s secret trial.

Michael Cohen returned to the stand Tuesday morning to deliver more testimony against his former boss.

Michael Cohen returned to the stand Tuesday morning to deliver more testimony against his former boss.

Former President Donald Trump speaks to reporters before leaving Manhattan Criminal Court on May 13, 2024.

Former President Donald Trump speaks to reporters before leaving Manhattan Criminal Court on May 13, 2024.

Cohen was one of Trump’s most trusted allies for a decade, until the fallout from the Stormy Daniels affair saw him convicted of criminal charges.

Cohen was sentenced to prison in December 2018 after pleading guilty to campaign finance charges and lying to Congress, among other crimes.

He spent approximately 13 and a half months behind prison walls and a year and a half in house arrest. His time was further reduced thanks to good behavior.

“To stay loyal and do the things he asked me to do, I violated my moral compass and suffered the penalty, as did my family,” Cohen said Tuesday.

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