Cohen sues Trump Organization, wants it to pay legal bills

Cohen sues Trump Organization, wants it to pay legal bills

Cohen sues Trump Organization, wants it to pay legal bills

President Donald Trump on Friday contradicted his former fixer Michael Cohen by claiming his one-time attorney "directly" asked for a pardon.

In a complaint filed in the NY state supreme court in Manhattan, Cohen said the Trump Organisation stopped paying him last May after it became clear he would cooperate with various probes into his work.

Cohen has remained in the news since his high-profile Senate appearance, announcing this week that he is suing the Trump Organization for unpaid legal bills.

Cohen says the Trump Organization stopped paying him past year after it became clear he would cooperate with various investigations into his work.

Cohen pleaded guilty to campaign finance violations tied to the hush-money payments. Trump has repeatedly slammed the Mueller investigation as a "witch hunt" and insisted there was "NO COLLUSION" with Russian Federation.

Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA), though, said Thursday on MSNBC that Cohen cleared up these statements in the closed-door testimony, and that once the transcript will be released, observers should be satisfied with his answers.

"Cohen wrote the initial draft of the testimony himself and then his attorney Stephen Ryan edited it, sharing it with other attorneys who were part of the joint defense agreement, to review for accuracy and potential privilege issues and those attorneys provided some suggested changes, a source familiar with the drafting of Cohen's testimony said".

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

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In a statement, a lawyer for the Trump Organization, Marc Mukasey, disputed Cohen's claims.

In his statement on Thursday, Davis said when he was brought on to Cohen's legal team in June, his client "authorized me as a new lawyer to say publicly Mr. Cohen would never accept a pardon from President Trump even if offered".

He lied!" Trump also said Cohen asked him for a pardon directly: "I said NO.

When the deal was made in July 2017, Cohen had become a person of interest in both investigations because of his work on a project to build a Trump-branded skyscraper in Moscow at the same time that Trump was running for president.

"Mr. Cohen has incurred millions of dollars in unreimbursed attorney's fees and costs, plus additional indemnifiable amounts, and continues to incur attorneys' fees and costs in connection with various ongoing investigations and litigation", the complaint reads.

The guilty pleas to the federal felony charges resulted in his disbarment as a lawyer in NY state.

Michael Cohen has filed a lawsuit in a NY court against the Trump Organization. Cohen was scheduled to report to federal prison on March 6 but a judge postponed the sentence to begin in May so that Cohen would have more time to arrange testimony as well as recover from shoulder surgery.

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