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 July 22, 2023

Trump legal team scores victory in lawsuit against Michael Cohen

Former President Donald Trump is currently fighting and defending several legal fronts, including two indictments, one being federal. 

According to the Daily Caller, Trump's deposition in yet another legal fight regarding Trump's lawsuit against his former personal attorney Michael Cohen has been sealed, by order of a federal judge.

The Daily Caller noted:

Trump is suing Cohen, his personal lawyer of 11 years from the Fall of 2006 to early 2017, for allegedly violating attorney-client privilege when he made public statements against him in several fora — including in media appearances, his book and on podcasts.

The former president is currently suing Cohen for $500 million.

On Friday, U.S. Chief Magistrate Judge Edwin Torres ordered "that the deposition’s written transcript and video recording be sealed pending further proceedings." Politico had the original reporting.

The federal judge's ruling was actually a solid victory for Trump's legal team, as his lawyers argued that it was important to protect any other privileged information contained in the deposition that was beyond what was included in Trump's lawsuit.

Alejandro Brito, Trump's attorney in the matter, also requested that various documents and forms of communication be sealed, including the former president's tax returns, emails, text messages, and any other messaging, including from first lady Melania Trump.

The Daily Caller noted:

Releasing those documents would be “circus fodder” for the press, Brito said, per the report. Torres has not yet made a final decision on sealing discovery documents.

The former president can use all the legal victories he can muster, given that he's involved in several high-profile legal situations as his 2024 campaign turns up the heat in the race for the 2024 GOP nomination, and eventually the White House.

Trump was hit earlier this year with two indictments, including one from Manhattan D.A. Alvin Bragg, and a federal indictment issued by Special Counsel Jack Smith on behalf of the Justice Department.

Despite the storm of legal issues surrounding the former president, his polling against his GOP opponents continues to soar at seemingly unreachable heights.

The former president has also effectively used his various legal issues, such as the two indictments, to break fundraising records as his supporters show their support with their hard-earned money.

Only time will tell how it all works out, but he has shown no sign of moving anywhere but forward.

Written By:
Ryan Ledendecker

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