Emails between Cohen and Davidson were shown to the jury


After showing the jury an email from October 26, 2016, they are looking at an email response from Michael Cohen at 6:47 a.m. on October 27, in which he asked Keith Davidson to confirm “that the wire received today” would be held in the attorney trust account.
Davidson also wrote that the settlement documents would name the “correct corporation,” Essential Consultants LLC.
Davidson said in the email that he would act in “good faith,” telling Cohen he would only release the funds to Stormy Daniels after Cohen confirmed he received the signed agreement via FedEx.
Prosecutor Joshua Steinglass has begun by having the court look at an email from Dylan Howard, then-lead editor at the National Enquirer, to Davidson and Michael Cohen, who was then Trump’s personal attorney.
The October 26, 2016, email from Howard reads, “Thank you both for chatting with me earlier.”
Attorney Keith Davidson is continuing his testimony in Donald Trump’s hush money trial.
Davidson said in an interview with CNN in 2018 that he’d spoken with Michael Cohen on several occasions about the two women.
Davidson also said he called Cohen in the late summer of 2016 to inform him that he’d settled a case involving Playboy model McDougal.


The jury is now viewing an email response from Michael Cohen at 6:47 a.m. on October 26, 2016, following the display of an email from that date. M. in which he requested confirmation from Keith Davidson “that the wire received today” would be kept in the attorney trust account on October 27.

Less than an hour later, Davidson replied, saying, “I reiterate that I will work in good faith and that no funds will be disbursed unless & until the plaintiff personally signs all necessary settlement paperwork.”. “.

Furthermore, according to Davidson, Essential Consultants LLC would be named as the “correct corporation” in the settlement documents.

In the email, Davidson promised Cohen that he would only release the money to Stormy Daniels once Cohen verified that he had received the signed contract through FedEx and that he would act in “good faith.”.

The court has been examining an email sent by Dylan Howard, the National Enquirer’s lead editor at the time, to Michael Cohen, Trump’s personal attorney, and Davidson. This is the first action taken by prosecutor Joshua Steinglass.

Howard’s email from October 26, 2016, says, “I appreciate our earlier conversation. “.

The agreement, a modification to reflect the new name of the LLC to be used, and the “transfer of funds on Thursday AM to be held in escrow until receipt of agreement” were all mentioned by Howard. “.

In the ongoing hush money trial of Donald Trump, lawyer Keith Davidson is testifying further. He was the attorney at the core of the alleged hush money deals involving Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal.

The attorney participated in the agreements to keep Daniels and McDougal silent regarding their alleged interactions with Donald Trump. In a 2018 interview with CNN, Davidson stated that he had discussed the two women with Michael Cohen on multiple occasions.

In the late summer of 2016, Davidson claimed to have called Cohen to let him know that he had reached a settlement in a legal dispute involving Playboy model McDougal. American Media Inc. purchased McDougal’s story rights. the National Enquirer’s parent company, for a sum of $150,000 plus additional benefits. As “a professional courtesy,” according to Davidson, he told Cohen about the arrangement. “.

The former National Enquirer publisher David Pecker discussed his correspondence with Davidson during the course of negotiating the payments during his testimony last week.

This article included reporting from CNN’s Sara Sidner and Scott Glover.

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