UPDATED 2019/03/08 3:00PM
Michael Cohen is suing the Trump Organization for more than $1 million, which is money he says was supposed to be paid to his lawyers. Cohen claims that Trump went back on a promise to cover all of his legal fees related to the Mueller investigation. He says that, shortly after he was subpoenaed, Trump’s team agreed to cover all of his attorney’s fees.
From October 2017 to May 2018, Trump’s company covered $1.7 million of his legal fees, but Trump started distancing himself from Cohen in June 2018. According to the lawsuit, this is when the money stopped coming in and a total of $1,037,868 remains unpaid. He alleges that his attorneys then pulled out of the case, which hurt him in the long run. He was sentenced to 3 years in prison for tax fraud and campaign finance violations.
He is suing the Trump Organization for the outstanding cash and is also looking to recover damages in the case.