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After grand jury testimony, Donald Trump sues Michael Cohen, an ex-attorney

Following Cohen's testimony before the Manhattan grand jury that resulted in Trump's indictment, the former US president filed a lawsuit against his former attorney, Michael Cohen, on Wednesday, seeking at least $500 million in damages.


Following Cohen's testimony before the Manhattan grand jury that resulted in Trump's indictment, the former US president filed a lawsuit against Cohen on Wednesday, seeking at least $500 million in damages. This comes as the former US president intensifies his criticism of the former "fixer" for Trump.


Trump charged Cohen in a lawsuit filed in federal court in Miami with failing to maintain the privacy of attorney-client interactions and making money by "spreading falsehoods" about him in books and podcasts.


The complaint was filed at the same time that Cohen, who previously declared he would "do anything" to defend Trump, is set to be a key witness against him in a potential New York criminal trial on the accusations that were recently made public. Trump, who is seeking the Republican nominee for president in 2024, entered a not-guilty plea to 34 counts of falsifying corporate documents. It was the first time a former president of the United States has been accused of a crime.


Stormy Daniels, a porn star who claimed to have had a sexual encounter with Trump in 2006, received $130,000 in hush money prior to the 2016 election, according to prosecutors led by Democratic Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg. They claim Trump covered up his reimbursement of Cohen. Trump disputes the existence of such a connection.


Trump's complaint claimed that in 2020's "Disloyal," a book by disbarred attorney Michael Cohen, Cohen falsely referred to Trump as "racist" and made up conversations with Trump from when he was acting as his lawyer.


The lawsuit stated that the publication of Disloyal so close to the November 3, 2020 presidential election "suggests that (Cohen) intended to improperly disclose (Trump's) confidences at a time when it would be most profitable to do so - and while Disloyal would be sure to have the most damaging reputational effect."

Trump was defeated by Democrat Joe Biden in the election.


When Trump was elected president in 2017, Cohen, a former senior executive in Trump's real estate business, began serving as his attorney. Cohen, who was formerly well-known for his fierce loyalty to Trump, has since turned into a caustic critic and has helped the authorities and lawmakers looking into his former employer.


Cohen stated to a US congressional committee in 2019: "I am ashamed because I know what Mr. Trump is." He's racist, I say. He's a con artist. He is a cheat.


2018 saw Cohen enter a guilty plea to breaking federal election laws by paying Daniels $130,000. In addition to additional offences like filing false tax returns for himself and lying under oath to Congress about when the Trump Organization stopped working on a prospective construction project in Russia, he was given a three-year prison sentence for all of them.


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