“You see what his record is, he is not a credible witness,” Mr Trump said. His lawyers picked up that thread during their cross examination. Alina Habba began by making Mr Cohen read out his guilty pleas from 2018 one by one. She later read federal government statements that Mr Cohen engaged in a “pattern of deception.” If Cohen could not be trusted then, she argued, how could they trust what he said under oath today? At one point, Mr Cohen clearly grew irritated with her questioning and began to interject. When she said he was out of order, Mr Cohen began dictating Supreme Court precedents to justify his statements. Chris Kise, Mr Trump’s lead attorney, declared that Mr Cohen was “out of control”.