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.