Former President Donald Trump has once again shown his strength and resilience in the face of legal battles. This week, Trump filed a lawsuit against his former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, for $500 million. Cohen had testified before a grand jury that indicted Trump on 34 criminal charges of falsifying business records related to adult film star Stormy Daniels.
Cohen’s testimony alleged that Trump sent a payment to Daniels ahead of the 2016 election, allegedly to keep Daniels quiet about an affair the two of them had in 2006. Trump pleaded not guilty to all 34 charges.
During a panel discussion on Fox News, renowned attorney Alan Dershowitz praised Trump for his legal move. He called it a “legitimate move” and one that should have been done. The panel also discussed Cohen’s lies and why the lawsuit was a good move for Trump.
Dershowitz pointed out that lawyers should not be violating lawyer-client privilege, and by suing Cohen, Trump can get information that the government wouldn’t turn over to him in a criminal trial. He also stated that transparency is essential, and if people have nothing to hide, they shouldn’t be worried.
Gregg Jarrett, another panelist, said that the lawsuit centers around the many lies of Michael Cohen. Cohen had lied to the IRS, U.S. banks, and Congress, causing reputational damage. Jarrett also said that Cohen committed theft, an unjust enrichment by defrauding Trump over a phony business venture and pocketed an exorbitant amount of money over something that did not exist. On top of that, there’s also a breach of fiduciary duty, which is pretty darn clear with Cohen, and a breach of contract.
Trump is alleging in his lawsuit that Cohen violated attorney-client privilege by sharing confidential information and spreading lies about him “with malicious intent and to wholly self-serving ends.”
Trump is asking for over $500 million in “actual, compensatory, incidental, and punitive damages” from Cohen and any profits that he made from his podcast and books.
Trump has shown that he will not back down from a fight, especially when he is in the right. This lawsuit against Cohen is just another example of Trump’s determination to seek justice and clear his name. He has nothing to hide and is willing to do whatever it takes to prove his innocence.
Republicans should support him in his legal battles, and together we can prove that Trump is a victim of a witch hunt and nothing more.