Donald Trump Jr. is expected to testify at the trial of Michael Cohen, seeking more than $ 750,000 in legal fees from the Trump Organization, according to Cohen’s lawyer.
Cohen – a former lawyer and “fixer” for Trump’s former president – originally sued the Trump Organization for $ 2 million in legal fees, saying he was aware of his cooperation and testimony during the investigation by the then commander-in-chief The reason was run away. Special Counsel Robert Muller and several congressional committees.
Cohn’s attorney Hunter Winsted explained during a video hearing in Manhattan Supreme Court on Tuesday that two of the five law firms, which settled their claims, are involved in legal bills of about $ 766,000.
Winstead told the court that while he had already taken five deposits in the case, he demanded more, one of which is for “Donald Trump Jr., who we are told, however, does not date us.” Is given “
Winsted said he would ask the former president’s son questions about why the Trump Organization did not pay some of the legal bills that Cohen had made.
Cohen – who was the executive vice president of the Trump Organization for more than a decade – has argued in the case that he was promised that he would be legally covered for any work done for the company.
Cohen is also seeking former President Donald Trump to testify in the case that he has now stepped down.
At Tuesday’s hearing, Trump Organization lawyer Kenneth Caruso argued that judges could not force the former commander-in-chief’s statement because Trump still has not returned his name to the organization.