Wednesday, 14 November, 2018

Trump lawyer Michael Cohen withdraws defamation suits over Russian Federation dossier

The lawsuits challenged what was said about him in the infamous Mark Wilson Getty Images
Faye Gross | 20 April, 2018, 00:38

President Trump's attorney Michael Cohen has chose to drop his libel lawsuits against BuzzFeed and the research intelligence firm Fusion GPS, reports the Hollywood Reporter.

The suit, filed in January, centers around the controversial release of the documents composed by British spy, Christopher Steele, who claimed there was a connection between Donald Trump's presidential campaign and the Russian Government.

Cohen, who is now battling to recover documents seized in raids by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, dropped the suits late Wednesday, Politico said.

The dossier claims that Cohen met with Russian operatives in Europe for a meeting to "clean up the mess" over disclosures of other Trump associates' reported ties to Russia.

Fusion GPS, a research and strategic firm, compiled the dossier and BuzzFeed initially reported on it.

Fusion GPS, which was also being sued for its role in the dossier, told iMediaEthics by e-mail, "We welcome, though are not surprised, that Michael Cohen opted to withdraw this meritless complaint rather than face a discovery process that would have forced him to defend his reputation and address the allegations of the Steele dossier under penalty of perjury. But given the events that have unfolded and the time, attention and resources needed to prosecute these matters, we have dismissed th matters despite their merits".

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A recent report from McClatchy said that Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating alleged Russian interference in the 2016 USA election, has found evidence that Cohen did travel to Prague.

McClatchy's reporting has not been confirmed by any other news organizations.

Publishing the document 10 days before Trump's inauguration, BuzzFeed warned that numerous allegations it contained could not be independently verified.

BuzzFeed said the lawsuit had never been about the "merits" of publishing the dossier.

A spokesman for BuzzFeed touted Cohen's decision to drop the lawsuit. "Its interest to the public is, and always has been, obvious". Cohen, who has been Mr. Trump's personal attorney for years, has been privy to some of the most sensitive dealings of Mr. Trump's presidency and time as a businessman.

Cohen did not respond to TheDCNF's request for comment.

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