Netanyahu lawyer seeks to discredit key witness in corruption trial

Lawyers for opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu are seeking to discredit the testimony of a key prosecution witness in his corruption case.

Lawyer Amit Hadad continues the cross-examination of Hadas Klein, the personal assistant of Hollywood producer Arnon Milchan and an aide to Australian billionaire James Packer.

Klein has testified that she supplied Netanyahu with thousands of dollars worth of cigars and champagne at their request.

Hadad asks the court to exclude receipts for the cigars from evidence, claiming that police did not obtain them legally.

He also challenges Klein’s assertion that all the cigars bought were for Netanyahu, reading from Milchan’s testimony that he would offer his guests cigars.

“I’m telling you Milchan bought tons of cigars and champagne, with no connection to Netanyahu,” Hadad says.

“And I say differently,” Klein retorts. “That’s what I know.”

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