JUST IN: Michael Cohen Sues Trump Organization For $1.9 Million in Legal Fees
Michael Cohen, Donald Trump’s former lawyer, sued the Trump Organization in a New York Court Thursday claiming the org failed to pay him “fees and costs” that exceed $1.9 million.
Cohen claimed in the suit that he has “incurred millions of dollars in unreimbursed attorneys’ fees and costs.”
Cohen argues that the Trump Organization, where Cohen worked for roughly as an executive vice president and special counsel to Trump, had a “contractual agreement” to compensate Cohen and “to pay attorneys’ fees and costs incurred” by Cohen related to his “work with and on behalf of the Organization and its principals, directors, and officers.”
That work involves special counsel Robert Mueller’s ongoing Russia investigation, the filing says, as well as “multiple congressional hearings.”
Cohen now says he has “incurred millions of dollars in unreimbursed attorneys’ fees and costs” which continue to pile up.
Michael Cohen was sentenced to 36 months in prison for lying to Congress and other crimes related to his taxi medallion business and he is scheduled to report to prison on May 6th.
Top GOP lawmakers accused Michael Cohen of perjuring himself during his testimony to the House Oversight Committee last week.
Meadows and Jordan wrote a letter to newly-confirmed Attorney General Bill Barr last Thursday stating there is “significant evidence” that Michael Cohen “committed perjury and knowingly made false statements during his testimony before an Oversight and Reform Committee.”
One of the examples of perjury Jordan gave was Mr. Cohen claiming he didn’t want a White House job.
“Mr. Cohen, how long did you work at the White House?” Jordan asked.
“I never worked at the White House,” Cohen said.
“That’s the point isn’t it Mr. Cohen,” Jordan said smiling.
“No sir,” Cohen said insisting he never wanted a job in Trump’s White House — Jim Jordan pushed back and said, “Yes it is.”
“I was extremely proud to be personal attorney to the President of the United States of America. I did not want to go the White House,” Cohen said. “I was offered jobs — I can tell you a story about Mr. Trump reaming out Reince Priebus because I had not taken a job where Mr. Trump wanted me to.”
Lanny Davis, Cohen’s current lawyer also told the Wall Street Journal late Wednesday that Michael Cohen previously directed one of his lawyers to ask the White House about a presidential pardon — which contradicts his sworn testimony to Congress.
It looks like Michael Cohen is still upset he was passed over for a White House job.