Donald Trump Jr. is expected to testify in Michael Cohen’s lawsuit seeking over $750,000 in legal fees from the Trump Organization, according to Cohen’s attorney.
Cohen — a former lawyer and “fixer” to Trump’s ex-president dad — originally sued the Trump Organization for $2 million in legal fees he said he ran up because of his cooperation and testimony during probes into the then-commander-in-chief by special counsel Robert Mueller and several congressional committees.
Two of the five law firms that were seeking payment have since settled their claims, leaving roughly $766,000 in legal bills to be covered, Cohen’s lawyer Hunter Winstead explained during a video hearing in Manhattan Supreme Court Tuesday.
Winstead told the court that while they have taken five depositions in the case already, they have sought more, one of which is for “Donald Trump Jr., which we have been told would be provided, although we haven’t been given a date.”
Winstead said they will be asking the former president’s son questions about why the Trump Organization chose not to pay certain legal bills that Cohen incurred.
Cohen — who was an 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 he did for the company.
At Tuesday’s hearing, Trump Organization lawyer Kenneth Caruso argued that the judge can’t force the former commander-in-chief’s deposition because Trump still hasn’t returned to helm his namesake organization.
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