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M/Y Luna: The 115m Superyacht Has Finally Left Dubai

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After a gruelling few years of legal battles, the 115m superyacht ‘Luna’ has finally left Dubai. In 2017, the vessel was at the centre of a prolific divorce settlement between Farkhad Akhmedov and his ex-wife Tatiana Akhmedova which would continue over the following years. Luna is now free, and has been heading up the Suez Canal to explore the Mediterranean. SEO

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Luna’s Rocky History

Farkhad Akhmedov came into possession of Luna in 2014, after purchasing it from Roman Abramovich for US$360. In 2017, Akhmedov and his wife Tatiana entered into a legal dispute concerning their divorce. At this time, Luna was in Port Rashid, Dubai, for maintenance work. The superyacht was then under court order to remain in its current location whilst resolving the dispute. After many setbacks and obstacles, she is now back where she belongs, on the open water.

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Luna’s Design

Luna is an explorer superyacht built by Lloyd Werft at their German shipyard. Her interior features a design by Donald Starkey Designs, whilst Newcruise provided their expertise to create her striking exterior. The vessel has room to accommodate up to 50 guests and 18 crew members over her five decks. Luna’s luxurious facilities include two helipads, an expansive beach club, and a spa with a steam bath, plunge pool and sauna.

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$420 million yacht owned by pro-Kremlin oligarch that comes with its own mini submarine is frozen in German port

  • The Luna superyacht was frozen by authorities in a German port, local media reported.
  • Its owner, pro-Kremlin oligarch Farkhad Akhmedov, was sanctioned by the EU in April.
  • The Luna was formerly at the center of a bitter divorce row, but has remained in Akhmedov's hands.

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A luxury superyacht has been frozen in a German port after the police verified that its owner is a sanctioned, pro-Kremlin businessman, the country's media reported.

Germany's federal police established as of this week that the yacht's owner is Farkhad Akhmedov, an Azerbaijani businessman with close ties to the Kremlin, as Süddeutsche Zeitung first reported . 

Akhmedov was on April 8 swept into a round of European Union sanctions in response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine. The Luna stayed in the port of Hamburg while German police unpicked the vessel's complex ownership structure, the paper reported. 

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The Port of Hamburg confirmed the move in a statement to Insider. The German federal police did not immediately repond to Insider's request for comment.

The yacht had been held in a Lichtenstein trust, a mechanism often used to conceal assets, as part of a bitter divorce row between Akhmedov and his ex-wife, MailOnline reported .

The yacht is worth an approximate 400 million euros, or around $420 million, Süddeutsche Zeitung reported.  Reuters put that figure at around $460 million .

It measures 377 feet long and boasts nine decks and even has a mini-submarine, Süddeutsche Zeitung reported. According to The Guardian , it has 10 VIP cabins and a 66-foot-long swimming pool.  

It's the second yacht in the port of Hamburg to be frozen in connection with the Ukraine war. The world's largest yacht, the $735 million Dilbar, was impounded there in mid-April after police found that it was owned by the sister of sanctioned Uzbek-Russian oligarch Alisher Usmanov, as Insider's Dominick Reuter reported . 

According to Reuters , the Luna was built for the Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich, who sold it to Akhmedov in 2014.

The Luna has a troubled history. In 2019, it was at the center of a deeply rancorous divorce settlement row between Akhmedov, his ex-wife Tatiana Akhmedova, and their son Temur, The Guardian reported . 

During the case Akhmedova claimed Temur helped his father conceal around $530 million in assets, including the yacht, the paper reported. Her settlement did not include the Luna, the paper reported. 

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Luna Specifications

  • Model Custom
  • Sub Type Long Range Expedition
  • Flag United Kingdom
  • Class SOLAS
  • Hull NB 111
  • Hull Colour -
  • Naval Architect Lloyd Werft
  • Exterior Designer NEWCRUISE™ - Krueger Yacht Projekt GmbH
  • Interior Designer Donald Starkey
  • Length Overall 114.2m
  • Length at Waterline -
  • Draft (min) -
  • Draft (max) 6.0m
  • Gross Tonnage -
  • Cabins Total 9
  • Hull Configuration Displacement
  • Hull Material Steel
  • Superstructure -
  • Deck Material Teak
  • Fuel Type Diesel-Electric
  • Manufacturer -
  • Total Power -
  • Propulsion Twin Azipods
  • Max Speed 18.9 Kn
  • Cruising Speed 16 Kn
  • Fuel Capacity -
  • Water Capacity -
  • Generator -
  • Stabilizers -
  • Thrusters -
  • Amenities -
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  • Exterior Designer NEWCRUISE™ - Krueger Yacht Projekt GmbH No profile available
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Lunasea: On board the 73m Feadship superyacht

After cruising Lunasea continuously since her 2017 launch, the owners of the 73 metre Feadship superyacht finally found a moment to invite Risa Merl on board to take a look around...

  “This yacht was built to be used,” says John Symond, former owner of the 73-metre Feadship Lunasea (previously named Hasna ), designed inside and out by RWD . “We built her to go virtually anywhere in the world, and she stood up to that. In the first two and a half years, we did the equivalent of twice around the globe in distance.

“We [pictured] how we were going to live in each space. We wanted to have everything a family could need, from the big swimming pool to the cinema room to a beautiful spa on the sundeck – and a great galley,” he continues. As soon as Lunasea was launched in 2017, Symond and his wife, Amber, set out on a voyage, travelling through the Mediterranean, South Pacific, Caribbean and up the East Coast of America. 

Lunasea became a home from home, and they found they were on the yacht more than at their houses in Australia and London, spending at least half the year on board, along with Amber’s children. When they weren’t cruising on Lunasea , Symond’s adult children made good use of the boat. Since the owners and their family have been busy enjoying her from day one, it’s no surprise that we haven’t had a chance to look on board, until now.

The Symonds have owned a slew of yachts, working their way up in size to a 37-metre Benetti . They had it for nine years, but as they could only use it for a month each year, the yacht was also chartered. When Symond sold his business, he knew he’d finally have the freedom to do some long-range cruising. He timed Lunasea's launch to coincide with him officially stepping away from his business in 2017. “I wanted to make up for lost time,” he says.

The Symonds had met designer Justin Redman, of UK design firm RWD, several years before Lunasea's inception, when the couple were originally looking to invest in a refit. “We looked at many nice [brokerage] yachts, but every one had serious flaws,” says Symond. “My wife and I are finicky – we believe in quality and good architecture, and if we can’t afford to do it right, we’d rather not do it at all. I convinced myself that I wouldn’t be 100 per cent happy, nor would Amber, unless we built.”

Symond was drawn to Feadship and signed the contract for Lunasea in mid-2014. With hull design by De Voogt Naval Architects , she was built by Royal Van Lent at Feadship’s Kaag Island facility. “We were on the same page when it came to maintaining quality, integrity of the architecture and not cutting corners – we gelled with them,” he says of the Feadship team. “Every time we had a meeting, I felt more and more confident they were serious professionals who take an immense amount of pride in their work.”

Symond briefed RWD to create an exterior that was elegant and timeless with subtle detailing. It should have character without being too shouty. “He had this idea that he wanted to build a Rolls-Royce, not a Mercedes or BMW,” says Charlie Baker, team principal at RWD. Scalloping details on Lunasea's superstructure catch the light and break up the exterior surfaces so they don’t seem fat or bulky. “These surface changes create a highlight – it’s actually quite a sharp line, but when you do it in a subtle way you can’t tell how angular it is,” says Baker. Symond also wanted the mast to be a work of art while hiding all of the technology and ventilation – the wings that hold the domes on the mast were based on the shape of fish tails.

The owner also loves the look of stainless steel, which was employed generously on the sliding aft doors, floating staircases and cap rails, the latter of which are an RWD signature. “The floating cap rail and glass bulwarks on Lunasea are some of the biggest we’ve done and weighed a huge amount,” says Baker. “The use of glass on board in general was a challenge. We didn’t want to break up the glass with any mullions.” Swathes of curved glass are found on the bulwarks, exterior stairways and, of course, the eight-metre-long infinity swimming pool on the main deck. The glass pieces for the pool were made three times to ensure perfect fit and stability.

To say the owners were hands-on in the creation of Lunasea would be an understatement. The Symonds met the RWD design team religiously every six weeks, whether it was at their home in Australia or on board their Benetti in Italy. The owners visited the yard more than a dozen times during the build, often bringing family and friends along to see the progress.

“It was fantastic to have someone who was so engaged. We’ve attracted owners like that in the past, but no one quite like John,” says Baker. “That was the making of the project for us, to have someone who wanted to be part of everything, who was genuinely so interested with what was going to be on his boat.”

As Symond attests, he and Amber were involved in every square inch of the build. “I wouldn’t even buy a chair without me sitting on it first,” he says, noting that he made mistakes in the past by selecting pieces without trying them out and being disappointed after buying them.

Symond credits his ownership experience for forming the basis of what he wanted on his new boat. Must-haves were generous living spaces, high ceilings and wide doorways to give a sense of space. Also on the wish list was an exterior and underwater lighting plan to make Lunasea sparkle at night. For bespoke tenders, Australian company Vikal created an open chase boat and a nine-metre limo tender, which has electrically descending stairs off the bow. “When you pull into the beach at Saint-Tropez, you don’t have to awkwardly climb over the side,” says Symond.

Lunasea's distinctive layout speaks directly to how the Symonds planned to use her. A formal dining room is found upon entering the main deck, followed by a 10-seat cinema and casual day office, while the galley and owner’s suite are forward. “It might be odd for some people to have a cinema on the main deck, but it’s probably John’s most-used space. He’ll go in there to watch the news in the morning or a movie night with the family,” says Baker. “It’s purposefully designed to feel like a different space from the rest of the boat – the walls are blue velvet, the floor a dark blue Tai Ping carpet. It feels like going into a blue cave, a little hideaway.”

By contrast, Lunasea's other interior living spaces are light and airy. The styling is indicative of the owners’ wishes to create an elegant beach house – relaxed and liveable (but not at all rustic); a space where anyone could feel comfortable. “I wanted the yacht to feel like a home that just happened to be on water,” says Amber Symond. “We didn’t want any ‘themeing’. Rather we wanted a tranquil, restrained feel in decoration, letting the emphasis be on the lines of the yacht, pushing the attention back to the natural beauty of the ocean.”

Amber worked with the design team to choose accent details that became staples of the interior. Leather straps appear to be holding up the mirrors on board, a detail that matches the stitched leather found in the cinema. Bronze is a hallmark as well, with a thin bronze trim along the joinery borders and where the mullions touch the top of windows designed to look like a beautifully dovetailed jewellery box. Walnut, eucalyptus and limed oak tie everything together. Stained walnut flooring runs throughout all the communal living areas, starting in the beach club and extending through the corridors and staircases.

A pure white colour scheme sets the owner’s suite apart, with light Loro Piana fabrics on the walls pairing with a silky eucalyptus flooring, chosen as a nod to the owners’ Australian roots. Their suite is filled with interesting materials, such as a wall panel in blue fanned straw marquetry trimmed in bronze that comes into view the moment you step into the cabin. Dyed blue vellum parchment was used in the cabinets opposite the bed and on door fronts. The pure white marble found in the his-and-hers bathrooms comes from two enormous pieces that the designers and the Symonds discovered in Italy.

The walls are limed oak in all four lower deck guest cabins, which are almost identical in styling – including Carrara marble in the bathrooms – except for subtle variations in fabrics. The two VIPs and two convertible twin/doubles have direct access to the stern beach club. There are also two supernumerary rooms for a nanny or teacher, which came in handy when Amber’s children were on the boat for six months. “We were down in Bora Bora, where the kids could do home schooling then get off the boat and swim with sharks and turtles in crystal-clear waters – it was just incredible,” says Symond.

Though the main deck forgoes a saloon, there are still plenty of places for the family to gather on board. The upper saloon serves as the main convivial space with a comfortable, window-filled saloon and large bar to port, all opening up to an al fresco dining area seating up to 16 when the table is extended. It’s also a space that Symond gravitated to, writing emails here rather than in the master suite office below. 

The sundeck presents another unexpected saloon option. The mid-section of the deck is designed as an indoor/outdoor living room – with an enormous bar – that can be closed off entirely. This space is outfitted more like the interior of a beach house rather than an outdoor patio and can be accessed from the interior staircase, so there’s no need to go outside in inclement weather. Aft on the sundeck are loungers with optional shading, and forward is a spa pool, smaller bar and dining sofa.

The Symonds’ intention to spend extended periods on Lunasea influenced how they designed the crew quarters – and crew schedules. The size of the crew cabins was expanded and the styling enhanced. Crew hires were also upped from 20 to 30, so 10 crew could be on rotation. “We’ve had no crew burnout,” says Symond. “I’ve always been a believer that if you take care of your people, they will take care of you.”

Lunasea recently sold, and the Symonds are dreaming of what could come next. Much like its predecessor, a future boat would be based on their real-life needs. Since building Lunasea , Symond has become a grandfather, so his focus is on how to make a yacht even more family friendly, with a playroom and nanny’s cabin adjacent to the kids’ rooms – all of which would be set away from guest cabins to limit disruptions. The Symonds also value privacy, so they would like a dedicated owner’s deck. “The next yacht would probably be at least 10 metres longer, but there are no plans to start building yet,” he says.

Of course, going from 37 to 73 metres was already quite a step up for Symond. “I was fulfilling my dream,” he says. “When we started designing the GA for Lunasea , the boat kept growing. I started at 66 metres, then it went up to 68, then 70, then at 73 I said ‘Stop!’ But everything I wanted, everything I dreamt of, I got.” 

This feature is taken from the November 2020 issue of BOAT International. Get this magazine sent straight to your door, or subscribe and never miss an issue.

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The 114.2m/374'8" expedition yacht 'Luna' was built by Lloyd Werft in Germany at their Bremerhaven shipyard. Her interior is styled by design house Donald Starkey and she was delivered to her owner in March 2010. This luxury vessel's exterior design is the work of Newcruise and she was last refitted in 2016.

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Luna has been designed to comfortably accommodate up to 18 guests in 9 suites. She is also capable of carrying up to 49 crew onboard to ensure a relaxed luxury yacht experience.

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Her features include a dancefloor, movie theatre, beauty salon, satellite communications, underwater lights, beach club, gym, deck jacuzzi, WiFi and air conditioning.

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Luna is built with a steel hull and aluminium superstructure, with teak decks. Luna comfortably cruises at 18 knots, reaches a maximum speed of 22 knots with a range of up to 7,600 nautical miles from her 850,000 litre fuel tanks at 16 knots. Luna features at-anchor stabilizers providing exceptional comfort levels. Her water tanks store around 176,000 Litres of fresh water. She was built to Lloyds Register ✠ 100A1SSC, YACHT, MONO, EP, G6, ICE CLASS 1D. ✠ LMC, UMS, DP(AM), PCAC(1.1), NAV1, IBS, BWTS* classification society rules.

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Opinion Now playing off-Broadway: Trump’s synchronized sycophants

Outside the courthouse, a Greek chorus of mini-Trumps dutifully dances to the former president’s choreography.

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Sen. Tommy Tuberville knows a great deal about the judiciary. The Alabama Republican is on record asserting that the three branches of government are “the House, the Senate and the executive.”

And so this week, the former college football coach took his expertise in jurisprudence to Donald Trump’s hush money trial in New York, watched for a few minutes and came out to offer reporters his legal analysis.

“How can you be convinced by somebody that is a serial liar?” Tuberville wanted to know. “I mean, there should be no reason that anybody should listen to this guy.”

One hundred percent, Coach! Tuberville was talking about the witness, Michael Cohen, but he didn’t have the self-awareness to realize he was also describing the defendant, perhaps the most famous liar in American history.

The Manhattan Criminal Courthouse was overflowing with lying liars this week. Inside the courtroom, Cohen testified about all the lies he told for Trump: lying to Congress, lying to the public, lying about Trump’s involvement with Russia, lying about Trump’s alleged trysts and how Trump bought the silence of his accusers. Trump’s lawyers, in their cross-examination, sought to convince the jury that the former Trump fixer is so prolific a liar that he is still lying, as are Stormy Daniels, Karen McDougal and anybody who accuses Trump of anything, ever. Trump himself, in statements to the cameras in the hallway outside the courtroom, lies about the terms of the gag order, the “corrupt” judge, the view of “everybody” with legal experience that he committed “no crime” — and whatever else comes to his lips.

In the park across the street from the courthouse on Tuesday stood the speaker of the House, the man second in line to the presidency, lying like a rug. Without a shred of evidence, Mike Johnson alleged that “the judge’s own daughter is making millions of dollars” off of the trial. He claimed a prosecutor in the case had “recently received over $10,000 in payments from the Democratic National Committee.” He alleged that, in Trump’s classified documents case, prosecutors “manipulated documents” and “might have tampered with the evidence” — conduct “so egregious” that it caused that trial to be “indefinitely postponed.” All false or, at best, deeply distorted.

It was demeaning to the office of the speaker, and to Congress, for Johnson to be trashing the criminal justice system as “corrupt,” and nakedly campaigning for Trump at the former president’s trial. He was one of a parade of MAGA legislators making a pilgrimage to the courthouse this week. On Monday came Sens. Tuberville and J.D. Vance (Ohio) and Rep. Nicole Malliotakis (N.Y.). On Tuesday came Johnson and a quartet of Republicans all dressed as Trump mini-mes in blue-gray suits, white shirts and red ties: Reps. Cory Mills (Fla.) and Byron Donalds (Fla.), North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum and former presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy . On Thursday came so many House MAGA Republicans — including Matt Gaetz (Fla.) and Anna Paulina Luna (Fla.), Bob Good (Va.), Andy Biggs (Ariz.) and Eli Crane (Ariz.), and Lauren Boebert (Colo.), and at least five others — that the House Oversight Committee had to postpone its planned vote to hold Attorney General Merrick Garland in contempt of Congress.

The speaker owes his job to Trump, who earlier this month opposed Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s attempt to oust him. In a sense, all of the lawmakers flocking to New York owe their jobs to Trump: One cross word from him, and they’re out faster than you can say “primary challenge.” And so they performed for Trump outside the courthouse as a troupe of synchronized sycophants.

“This is a sham trial!” said Trump, inside the courthouse.

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“Sham of a trial,” parroted Johnson, outside the courthouse.

“Sham trial,” repeated Vance, Malliotakis and Biggs.

“A crooked sham trial,” said Good.

“This is a sham,” echoed Mills.

“A politicized sham,” offered Ramaswamy.

“There’s no crime!” said Trump, inside the courthouse.

“There’s no crime here,” repeated Johnson, outside the courthouse.

“There is no crime,” said Donalds.

“What is the crime?” asked Ramaswamy and Boebert.

“It’s election interference!” proclaimed Trump.

“It is election interference,” chorused Johnson.

“It’s election interference,” said Burgum.

“Election interference,” said Gaetz and Good.

“Election interference at its finest!” said Mills.

President Biden is “weaponizing the Department of Justice,” announced Trump.

“Weaponized DOJ,” chorused Boebert.

“Weaponized against President Trump,” Johnson echoed.

“Weaponization against our president,” repeated Mills.

The Greek chorus dutifully echoed Trump’s claim that the case is a “scam” and a “witch hunt.” They repeated his bogus assertion that the “Federal Election Commission said there’s not a problem, there’s no case.” (In reality, a deadlocked FEC dropped the case after Republican commissioners said it was redundant because Cohen had already been convicted of an election law violation.) They endorsed his nonsense accusation that “Biden’s office is running this trial” in New York state courts. And they seconded his constant complaint about the “unconstitutional” gag order. (An appeals court this week upheld the order , saying Trump’s statements “posed a significant threat to the integrity of the testimony.”)

That gag order primarily prohibits Trump from “making or directing others to make public statements” about witnesses and family members of participants in the proceedings. Yet that’s exactly what seemed to be happening outside the courthouse this week, with the closely choreographed statements attacking prosecutors, jurors and, particularly, the judge’s daughter.

“The judge inside, his daughter is making millions of dollars running against Donald Trump,” said Vance, using the same phrase — “making millions” — that Johnson did on Tuesday and that Rep. Ralph Norman (R-S.C.) did on Thursday. Rep. Mike Waltz (R-Fla.) claimed “we have a judge whose family is enriching themselves on what’s happening today.” Ramaswamy claimed “you have a judge whose kids are collecting money from Democratic operatives by fundraising off the very trial that that judge is presiding over.”

They offered not a shred of evidence that the judge’s daughter, who works at a political consultancy, has made a dime off the trial. Even if she had, the judge had solicited an advisory opinion from New York’s Advisory Committee on Judicial Ethics, which concluded that “the judge’s impartiality cannot reasonably be questioned based on the judge’s relative’s business and/or political activities.”

Was Trump “directing” this attack on the judge’s daughter? The chorus had a rehearsed rebuttal to this, too. “President Trump is a friend, and I wanted to be here to support him,” said Johnson.

“I wanted to be here to show some support for my friend,” said Vance.

“I’m here, and all of us who are here, as friends of Donald Trump, supporting him” was Ramaswamy’s version.

“We’re here voluntarily supporting our friend, President Trump,” said Gaetz.

On social media, Gaetz posted a photo of him standing behind Trump in court with the message “Standing back and standing by, Mr. President” — referring to Trump’s 2020 debate instructions to the Proud Boys, whose leaders were convicted of seditious conspiracy related to the Jan. 6 , 2021, insurrection.

That’s what friends are for. “I do have a lot of surrogates and they are speaking very beautifully,” said Trump.

Trump, in agreeing Wednesday to participate in two debates with Biden , in June and September, said his opponent “can’t put two sentences together.”

It’s a risky line of attack from a guy who, at his most recent rally in New Jersey on Saturday, confused Jimmy Carter with tennis legend Jimmy Connors, mistook Beijing for Taiwan, and announced, in reference to a fictional psycho-killer and cannibal: “The late, great Hannibal Lecter is a wonderful man.” His attempt to say “carried out by radical Democrat” first came out as “carried owby rgbgb tdai.” His first attempt at saying “Biden’s border invasion” came out as “Biden’s bordeneep.” He movingly told his followers that “this nation does not belong to this,” and he imagined his recently deceased mother-in-law “looking down right now. She’s saying, ‘That’s a large crowd of people.’”

At least as disturbing were the things Trump said clearly. Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg is “Fat Albert.” Former New Jersey governor Chris Christie is a “fat pig.” The end of Roe v. Wade , giving states the power to ban abortion , “is something that we should cherish.” Democrats believe in “executing the baby after birth.” Biden has a “sinister plan to abolish the suburbs. … He will destroy your property value. He will destroy your wealth.” Windmills “destroy everything” and “ruin the environment.” Trump’s political opponents (“these lunatics within our government that are going to destroy our country and probably want to”) are “more dangerous” than Russia and China.

Trump, as usual, made up facts as he went along. Gas in California “just hit $7.21 today.” ( Actual price : $5.32.) The federal government’s employment numbers “are totally fake,” yet “we get credit” for the recovery in jobs under Biden. After the rally, Trump announced that there were “over 100,000 people. ... A lot of the mainstream media didn’t want to say how many people.”

Never mind that even Trump loyalist Jesse Watters on Fox News said that the reporter he sent to the event thought the crowd was “closer to 30,000.” The speaker of the House, who wasn’t at the rally, backed up Trump, saying outside the courthouse that there were “over 100,000 people in New Jersey — by some estimates, far more than that.”

Four years ago, Trump held daily covid briefings from the White House, spouting nonsense as his public health experts stood behind him. Now he’s giving daily briefings from the courthouse, with his lawyer, Todd Blanche, standing silently behind him. The routine is getting stale. Trump is still citing his go-to legal analyst, Jonathan Turley. He’s still complaining about the cold in the courtroom. He’s still saying (falsely) that “you can’t get one person within three blocks of this courthouse” because of security. Then he goes into the courtroom and falls asleep . “Trump’s lawyers seem on edge through this part of Cohen’s testimony,” went a delightful dispatch from the New York Times’s Jonathan Swan this week. “Trump, however, is very much not on edge. His eyes are closed and he appears to be dozing peacefully.”

He can rest comfortably because his lawyers are doing exactly what the client wants: attacking and complaining.

Opening his cross-examination of Cohen, Blanche asked: “You went on TikTok and called me a ‘crying little sh--,’ didn’t you?”

“Sounds like something I would say,” Cohen replied.

“Objection.”

“Sustained,” said the judge, admonishing Blanche: “Please, don’t make it about yourself.”

Blanche continued. “You referred to President Trump as a ‘Dictator Douchebag,’ didn’t you?”

“Sounds like something I said,” replied Cohen.

Under questioning by both prosecution and defense, Cohen freely admitted to the innumerable lies he told to protect Trump, and himself. He spoke of being “knee-deep into the cult of Donald Trump,” and of the mob-style pressure Trump and his envoys put on him not to flip: “You are loved. Don’t worry. He’s got your back. … Sleep well tonight. You have friends in high places.”

And he explained that, in 2018, he “made a decision, based on the conversation that I had with my family, I would not lie for President Trump any longer.” Now, he testified, “I regret doing things for him that I should not have: lying, bullying people in order to effectuate a goal. … To keep the loyalty and to do the things that he had asked me to do, I violated my moral compass, and I suffered the penalty.”

If only Trump’s sycophants amplifying his lies outside the courthouse would come to a similar epiphany.

Yet there they were again Thursday afternoon, attacking the judge, his daughter, the prosecution and witnesses. Some invented new slanders that even Trump hadn’t attempted. Rep. Andrew Ogles (R-Tenn.) referred to witness Stormy Daniels as a “hooker” and a “woman who was paid for sex.” Luna called Cohen someone who “screams explicitives (sic) against President Trump.” But, mostly, they dutifully parroted Trump’s own words — particularly about the “judge who is totally corrupt.”

“Corrupt judge,” said Good.

“Corrupt judge,” said Boebert.

“Corrupt judge,” said Rep. Michael Cloud (R-Tex.).

“Corrupt judge,” said Gaetz.

If the goal was to make a scene at the court, they had some success. A heckler shouted “Beetlejuice” at Boebert. A guy walked behind the lawmakers with a poster saying, “TRUMP WON.” And, as Gaetz spoke, somebody else held a hand-lettered sign above his head with a pithy summary of the moment. “BOOTLICKERS,” it said.

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