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Judge dismisses Michael Cohen retaliation lawsuit against Trump
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Judge dismisses Michael Cohen retaliation lawsuit against Trump

CNN  —  A federal judge dismissed Michael Cohen’s retaliation lawsuit against former President Donald Trump and others alleging he was sent back to prison because he was outspokenly critical of the ex-president. District Judge Lewis Liman was empathetic to Cohen’s position but said Supreme Court precedent bars him from allowing the case to move forward. Cohen alleged in his lawsuit that Trump, former Attorney General William Barr and others put him back in jail to prevent him from promoting his upcoming book while under home confinement. Trump’s former personal attorney was serving the remainder of his sentence for lying to Congress and campaign violations at home, due to Covid-19 conc...
Trump’s legal issues: What happened this week
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Trump’s legal issues: What happened this week

A version of this story appeared in CNN’s What Matters newsletter. To get it in your inbox, sign up for free here. CNN  —  Just try keeping track of the dizzying web of legal issues confronting or somehow involving former President Donald Trump and his allies, all of which he lumps into the category of “witch hunt.” Here are some of the major developments this week: Classified documents – The Justice Department on Friday officially appealed the appointment of the special master to oversee the review of documents seized from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in August. The special master had been requested by Trump, was granted by a Trump-appointed judge and had the effect of slowing the investi...