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NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 13: Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's attorney, takes a phone call near the Loews Regency hotel on Park Ave on April 13, 2018 in New York City. Following FBI raids on his home, office and hotel room, the Department of Justice announced that they are placing him under criminal investigation. (Photo by Yana Paskova/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 13: Michael Cohen, U.S. President Donald Trump's personal attorney, takes a call near the Loews Regency hotel on Park Ave on April 13, 2018 in New York City. Following FBI raids on his home, off... NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 13: Michael Cohen, U.S. President Donald Trump's personal attorney, takes a call near the Loews Regency hotel on Park Ave on April 13, 2018 in New York City. Following FBI raids on his home, office and hotel room, the Department of Justice announced that they are placing him under criminal investigation. (Photo by Yana Paskova/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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June 13, 2018 11:17 p.m.

As I noted, one part of what’s driving Michael Cohen from his lawyers is a dispute over money. That seems to be a dispute not so much with the lawyers but with the Trump Family — how much of Cohen’s legal bills they agreed to pay. We don’t know precisely which or how much of his legal bills they’re paying. It seems that the major part of it is on the team of lawyers and specialists who are going through all those seized documents and items to decide or make arguments about what is privileged. This has been described to me as an almost insanely costly endeavor. Lots of lawyers and IT specialists working 18 hour days for weeks. Lots and lots of money.

Is that all they’re paying for? Beyond just keeping Cohen loyal Trump obviously has a huge interest in being involved in that process. After all he’s the client who has the privilege. But we don’t know that’s all the Trump Family is footing the bill for.

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