What did a CNN analyst say about Michael Cohen and Bob Costello?

CNN legal analyst Elie Honig said last week that both Michael Cohen, one of the prosecutors' star witnesses in New York's criminal case against former President Trump, and Bob Costello, the presumptive GOP nominee's only witness, have "substantial credibility issues.”

"I only think there was two witnesses that I found with substantial credibility issues. Costello, as I just said, and of course, Michael Cohen — whether one fully believes him or not, the guy has serious credibility issues. Maybe Stormy Daniels, but I didn’t find anything too outrageous about what she said,” Honig said. "I think the jury is going to be focused on, really, Michael Cohen above and beyond all else."

Honig said Costello wasn't credible because said the prosecution "contradicted Bob Costello with his own emails."

Last week, Costello, a former legal advisor to Cohen, testified that Cohen repeatedly claimed he had no incriminating information on Trump. Trump, facing trial in Manhattan, has pleaded not guilty to 34 counts of falsifying business records linked to alleged hush money payments to Stormy Daniels before the 2016 election. During his testimony, Costello's criticism of a judge's ruling prompted the courtroom to be cleared temporarily. Honig said Costello might have left a "bad taste" in the jury's mouth and argued it was a "terrible way to end this" for the defense.

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