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Trump is suing his former attorney Michelle Cohen after testifying before a grand jury


Donald Trump Claims $500 million whose attorney and manager, Michael Cohen, was liable for damages, after the latter cooperated with the district attorney’s office and testified against him before a grand jury that accused the former president of various crimes of paying campaign money to a porn actress to keep her. Quiet about an affair.

In a lawsuit filed in federal court in Miami, Trump accused Cohen of violating contracts signed to keep confidential attorney-client communications confidential and profiting by “selling lies” to promote books and podcasts.

Cohen’s attorney, Lani Davis, called Trump’s lawsuit “frivolous.” Mr. Trump Abuse again Justice System as a Form of Harassment and Intimidation Against Michael Cohen”.

Cohen was one of Trump’s staunchest defenders, and knew even his most intimate secrets. He was a senior Trump executive and later became his personal attorney when he became president in 2017. A series of disagreements This led to the dismissal of the lawyer who began cooperating with the prosecution.

In 2018, he pleaded guilty to violating election law for paying a porn actress. He was sentenced to three years in prison for that and other offenses, including lying on his tax return and swearing to Congress about Trump stopping work on a construction project in Russia.

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In a tense appearance before a Capitol Hill committee in 2019, Cohen said, “I feel embarrassed because I know what Mr. Trump is. He’s a racist. He’s a fraud. He’s a cheat.”

Last week, Trump, who is running for president in the GOP primary again, pleaded not guilty 34 counts of forgery To pay the porn actress. This was the first time a former US president was charged with a crime.

At the center of the accusations is Cohen, since he admitted that in 2016 he paid pornographic actress Stormy Daniels $130,000 in campaign funds To prevent her from going to the press by revealing her sexual relations with Trump. Daniels ended up exposing them anyway.

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