Trump’s personal attorney has dropped a pair of libel suits

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump’s personal attorney has dropped a pair of libel lawsuits against BuzzFeed and investigation firm Fusion GPS.

Michael Cohen had sued in state and federal courts in New York over publication of the unconfirmed dossier detailing suspected ties between Trump and Russia.

Cohen dropped the suits late Wednesday amid a separate legal battle over documents and electronic files seized from him last week by the FBI.

The dossier claimed that Cohen met with Russian operatives in Prague for a meeting to “clean up the mess” over disclosures of other Trump associates’ reported ties to Russia.

Cohen says he’s never been to Prague.

Cohen’s attorney said the “defendants defamed my client” and that “vindicating Cohen’s rights” remains important.

Fusion GPS said it welcomed the decisio