Cohen Files $2M Lawsuit Against Trump in Unpaid Legal Fees

Michael Cohen a former personal lawyer and confidante for President Trump

The lawsuit, filed in New York State Supreme Court in Manhattan, contends that the Trump Organization stopped paying Cohen's legal fees approximately two months after the Federal Bureau of Investigation raided the home and office of president's former fixer in April 2018.

But the company stopped paying the invoices the next month, when reports emerged that Cohen was planning to cooperate with Mueller's probe and federal prosecutors in NY, forcing McDermott to withdraw and Cohen to find new lawyers, according to the suit.

The move comes after Michael Cohen's attorney, Lanny Davis, confirmed on Thursday that Cohen's previous lawyer had sounded out a president's team about the possibility of a pardon before his home and office were raided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in April 2017 in pursuit of evidence of hush money payouts.

Davis, who was not Cohen's lawyer at the time, said Cohen "directed his attorney" to explore a possible pardon with Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani and others on Trump's legal team. "He lied!" Trump tweeted aboard Air Force One while en route to inspect damage from deadly tornados in Alabama.

The development was first reported by The Wall Street Journal.

"Now that he saw Donald Trump as president, he underwent a genuine transformation because he feared for his country and his family when Donald Trump was president", said Davis.

These include Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Russian influence in the 2016 US presidential election, as well as multiple congressional probes.

Trump tweeted his claim after days of swirling questions about Cohen over the issue of pardons. He says that Trump directed him to make the payments and produced a check written to him by Trump in 2017 that he says was a reimbursement for the payments.

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In the aerial combat, India had lost the MiG-21 Bison aircraft and its pilot Wing Commander Varthaman was captured by Pakistan. New Delhi's retaliatory strike in the northwest Pakistani town of Balakot last month sent tensions spiraling.

Lanny Davis said Wednesday that it was his client, Michael Cohen, who authored the false January date for ending hotel talks with Moscow, not the president's lawyers as he testified last week. That continues to be the case.

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"It depends on your employer and what the agreement happens to be, but if Michael Cohen's allegations are true and that he did enter into an agreement with the Trump Organization, then his legal bills certainly up through the search warrant process, and those were very significant legal bills we're told, should be paid by in fact the Trump Organization".

Weisselberg was also among the dozens of people who received a request for documents this week from the House Judiciary Committee, which is investigating alleged abuses of power by the president.

Cohen is set to report to prison in May for three years stemming from charges that include campaign-finance violations related to those payments.

"Now they got to do something else because they put all their eggs in the Michael Cohen basket and he came in here and lied again", Jordan said. Trump has denied having an affair.

Last November, Cohen pleaded guilty to one count of lying to Congress, acknowledging he misled lawmakers about a planned Trump Tower project in Moscow.

Republicans are asking if these sessions that reportedly totaled 10 hours over different meetings in New York City amount to coaching a witness.

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