Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump‘s former personal lawyer, is suing his old boss’ business empire for “failure to meet its indemnification obligations.”
A new filing from Cohen shows that he has prepared a lawsuit against the Trump Organization, demanding that they pay him back $1.9 million he’s owed for his legal representation services. Cohen claims that the organization promised to compensate him over legal fees he incurred from matters including the Robert Mueller investigation, the SDNY’s investigation, and his Congressional hearings.
NEW FILING: Michael Cohen sues Trump Org, says he has millions of dollars of unreimbursed legal fees related to Mueller, etc., that Trump Org is responsible for.https://t.co/zYr0W3tX5z pic.twitter.com/gcd6XH5blf
— Aaron Blake (@AaronBlake) March 7, 2019
The suit says the Trump Organization stopped indemnifying Cohen after he agreed to cooperate with the investigations into his ex-boss. This comes shortly after Cohen made waves when he appeared before Congress and offered blistering testimony against the president.
From the filing.
“The Trump Organization agreed to indemnify Mr. Cohen and to pay attorneys’ fees and costs incurred by Mr. Cohen in connection with various matters arising from Mr. Cohen’s work with and on behalf of the Organization…These matters included multiple congressional hearings, Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s investigation, and others.”
Watch above, via CNN.
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