In a breaking news story, President Trump has filed a lawsuit against his former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, seeking $500 million in damages. The lawsuit comes only weeks after Cohen admitted to lying to Congress about the extent of his involvement in negotiations to build a Trump Tower in Moscow during the 2016 election.
According to a statement released by the President’s legal team, the lawsuit alleges that Cohen breached his contractual obligations by making false statements to the media and Congress about the President and engaging in other unethical behavior. The statement also accuses Cohen of violating Attorney-Client privilege by releasing audio recordings of conversations he had with the President.
The lawsuit is just the latest turn in what has been a contentious legal battle between the President and his former attorney. Cohen, who once claimed he would take a bullet for the President, has since turned against him, cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and ongoing criminal investigations in New York.
Legal experts have suggested that the lawsuit may be an attempt by the President to intimidate Cohen and discourage him from further cooperation with law enforcement. However, it remains to be seen whether the lawsuit will have any impact on the multiple ongoing investigations targeting the President and his associates.