If this is the old avowed communist Steven Cohen, then you know where he’s coming from. Nutty as a fruitcake (Lynn Stewart defense attorney, among other communist people and causes he has defended).
His goal is to disrupt the court and proceedings a la William Kunstler, and obtain a mistrial.
Just put a curse on him and move on. Essentially he’s a psychopathic red and nothing is going to cure him except the Grim Reaper.
Thank you for the education. ;-)