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Trump Dismisses $500 Million Lawsuit Against Michael Cohen—For Now<!-- wp:html --><p>Mike Segar/Reuters</p> <p><a href="https://www.thedailybeast.com/keyword/donald-j-trump">Donald Trump</a> has voluntarily dismissed his $500 million federal lawsuit against his former attorney and fixer <a href="https://www.thedailybeast.com/keyword/michael-cohen">Michael Cohen</a>, claiming that he’s too busy right now to continue pursuing the case.</p> <p>In a rambling statement, Trump’s campaign specified that Trump found it a bigger priority to be campaigning in New Hampshire on Monday than to be deposed for the Cohen lawsuit. </p> <p>“Given that President Trump is required to sit for deposition in a civil matter on Columbus Day, when he is scheduled to be in the Great State of New Hampshire, and while the President is fighting against the meritless claims that have been lodged against him in New York, Washington D.C., Florida, and Georgia, as well as continuing his winning campaign, where he is leading the Republicans by 60 points and Crooked Joe Biden by 11 points, to serve as our next President of the United States, President Trump has decided to temporarily pause his meritorious claims against Michael Cohen,” read a statement sent to <a href="https://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-moves-temporarily-dismiss-michael-cohen-lawsuit/">CBS News</a> from Trump’s campaign. </p> <p><a href="https://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-dismisses-dollar500-million-lawsuit-against-michael-cohen-for-now">Read more at The Daily Beast.</a></p><!-- /wp:html -->

Mike Segar/Reuters

Donald Trump has voluntarily dismissed his $500 million federal lawsuit against his former attorney and fixer Michael Cohen, claiming that he’s too busy right now to continue pursuing the case.

In a rambling statement, Trump’s campaign specified that Trump found it a bigger priority to be campaigning in New Hampshire on Monday than to be deposed for the Cohen lawsuit.

“Given that President Trump is required to sit for deposition in a civil matter on Columbus Day, when he is scheduled to be in the Great State of New Hampshire, and while the President is fighting against the meritless claims that have been lodged against him in New York, Washington D.C., Florida, and Georgia, as well as continuing his winning campaign, where he is leading the Republicans by 60 points and Crooked Joe Biden by 11 points, to serve as our next President of the United States, President Trump has decided to temporarily pause his meritorious claims against Michael Cohen,” read a statement sent to CBS News from Trump’s campaign.

Read more at The Daily Beast.

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