COHEN SUES TRUMP!
President Donald Trump’s former lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen, is suing the Trump Organization, saying it failed to fulfill its contractual obligations to indemnify him or pay his attorneys’ fees relating to his work after he began cooperating with federal investigators.cites congressional hearings and the Mueller investigation as examples of his work as well as the $130,000 payment to Stormy Daniels.
In his complaint, Cohen says his legal bills for the criminal investigations he faced totaled $1.9 million.
“By failing to pay Mr. Cohen’s attorneys’ fees and costs and other amounts incurred in connection with the matters, the Trump Organization has breached the indemnification agreement,” the filing states.
Mr. Cohen is also seeking reimbursement for an additional $1.9 million he was ordered to pay in fines, forfeitures and restitution after he pleaded guilty to breaking campaign finance laws, tax evasion and lying to Congress, the lawsuit said.
The complaint said that around July 2017, Mr. Cohen and the Trump Organization entered an agreement under which the company would pay for Mr. Cohen’s legal fees and costs connected to investigations being conducted by Congress and Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel who is investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election.
The Trump Organization lived up to the deal until sometime last May, according to the lawsuit. Then, in June, as Mr. Cohen began telling people close to him that he would be willing to cooperate with Mr. Mueller’s investigation, the Trump Organization stopped paying Mr. Cohen’s lawyers.
As a result, Mr. Cohen parted ways with his attorneys, the lawsuit said. Shortly after, Mr. Cohen hinted to “Good Morning America” that he was considering striking a deal with the New York prosecutors who were investigating him.
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