WASHINGTON- Michael Cohen, Donald Trump’s former personal attorney and fixer and one of his most vocal critics, has been named in a lawsuit that he filed.
In April, the former president sued Cohen in a US District Court in Florida, asking for$ 500 million in damages for allegedly violating confidentiality agreements and attorney-client privileges.
Trump’s attorney claimed that the former president was” voluntarily dismissing” the lawsuit in a court filing on Thursday.
Cohen noted that Trump’s decision to drop the case occurred just days before the former president was scheduled to take a deposition in posts on X, formerly known as Twitter.
This case was merely a retaliatory intimidation tactic, as I have stated from the beginning, according to Cohen.
In a criminal case against the former president of New York for allegedly paying election-eve hush money to porn star Stormy Daniels, Cohen is likely to testify.
Trump is accused of fabricating business records in connection with the payment on 34 counts of felony. He entered a not-guilty plea to the allegations.
In exchange for Daniels’ silence regarding a alleged tryst she allegedly had with Trump in 2006, Cohen claims to have arranged the$ 130,000 payment.
For a number of offenses, including the hush-money case and tax evasion, Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison in 2018. However, he was released after serving just over one year and served the remainder of his sentence in home confinement.
Trump claimed that Cohen had” spread falsehoods” about him and had suffered” vast reputational harm” in the now-withdrawn lawsuit.
Trump is currently engaged in a number of legal battles as he tries to retake the White House in 2024, including the hush money case.
He will face charges of mishandling important government documents in Florida in May 2024 and conspiring to overturn the 2020 election results in Washington, D.C., respectively.
Trump is also accused of conspiring to rig the election in Georgia, where he is facing racketeering charges.
Additionally, Trump and his two eldest sons are currently facing legal action in New York for allegedly exaggerating the value of their real estate holdings in order to qualify for better insurance and bank loans.