Trump dropped the case against Michael Cohen days before the former president was impeached

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Former US President Donald Trump arrives for a rally at the Jackson County Fairgrounds on September 20, 2023 in Maquoketa, Iowa.



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Donald Trump dropped his lawsuit against his former lawyer Michael Cohen four days before the former president Part of the case was dismissedAccording to court filings.

In a side court filing on Thursday, Trump’s attorney wrote, “Plaintiff, President Donald J. Trump, through the undersigned attorney, hereby gives notice of his voluntary withdrawal pursuant to Rule 41(1)(A)(i). Action without prejudice”

CNN has reached out to Trump for comment.

Trump sued Cohen for $500 million in April Alleging breach of his professional duties as a fiduciary and attorney through his books and podcasts and media appearances. The lawsuit comes just days after Trump was indicted in New York state on charges related to Cohen-facilitated payments. Cohen testified before the grand jury in the case.

Trump was scheduled to be impeached this week, but he asked a judge to delay his deposition to allow him to attend his private hearing. A civil fraud trial unfolds in New York. The judge allowed a brief delay and ordered Trump’s impeachment on Monday in New York.

The judge overseeing the case denied Trump’s attempts to limit the deposition, and Trump’s criminal defense attorney in the hush-payment case was expected to sit in on the deposition to instruct Trump not to answer certain questions that could expose Trump. Responsible.

Cohen is expected to testify later this month as a witness for the New York Attorney General’s Office in a civil fraud trial in New York.

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New York Attorney General Letitia James’ The office said it has since launched an investigation Cohen testified before Congress in 2019 He accused Trump of inflating the value of his properties to get better interest rates on loans and insurance.

The judge overseeing the case found Trump, his eldest sons, the Trump Organization and several executives. liable for fraud and revoked the business certificates of certain companies on summary judgment. The case is in its first week of trial as the state seeks to hold individuals liable and prove damages and other claims.

This story has been updated with additional information.

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