Trump drops lawsuit against Michael Cohn citing campaign schedule and other legal cases

 October 11, 2023

Former President Donald Trump is no stranger to legal controversy and is currently fending off four criminal indictments along with a civil fraud case.

Yet in what may prove to be a win for his wallet and campaign schedule, Trump recently reversed course by dropping two lawsuits. 

Suit accused former lawyer of " fiduciary and contractual breaches"

The New York Daily reported late last week that lawyers working for Trump filed a motion in the Southern District of Florida asking that suit against Michael Cohen be dismissed without prejudice, meaning it can be brought again at a later date.

Cohen, who previously served as Trump's attorney, was recently described by a Newsweek article as being a "pivotal witness" in the criminal case Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg put forward.

The lawsuit asserted that he was responsible for an "onslaught of fiduciary and contractual breaches" during and after his time as Trump's lawyer.

This conduct included writing a pair of books as well as giving multiple media interviews concerning the former president's alleged payment of hush money to former adult film star Stormy Daniels.

Cohen calls Trump's move "cowardly"

That alleged payoff in turn served as justification for Bragg to bring 34 felony counts against the former president in March.

In a statement provided to CBS News, Cohen slammed the lawsuit as being "nothing more than a retaliatory intimidation tactic, and his attempt to hide from routine discovery procedures confirms as much."

"Mr. Trump's cowardly dismissal spells the end of this latest attempt to deter me from providing truthful testimony against him," Cohen added.

Lanny Davis is Cohen's lawyer, and he declared, "It appears he is terrified by his looming legal perils and is attempting to send a message to other potential witnesses who are cooperating with prosecutors against him."

Trump spokesperson says suit will be refiled at a later date

However, the Daily Mail quoted a statement issued by a Trump spokesperson as saying that the claims made against Cohen remain "meritorious."

Given that President Trump is required to sit for deposition in a civil matter on Columbus Day, when he is scheduled to be in the Great State of New Hampshire, and while the President is fighting against the meritless claims that have been lodged against him in New York, Washington D.C., Florida, and Georgia, as well as continuing his winning campaign ... President Trump has decided to temporarily pause his meritorious claims against Michael Cohen.

In addition to withdrawing his suit against Cohen, Newsweek reported last Thursday that Trump also dropped another lawsuit, this time against Judge Arthur Engoron.

Engoron, who is presiding over the civil fraud case brought against Trump last month by New York Attorney Letitia James, was accused of ignoring an appeals court order.

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