Trump attorney’s $3.8 million retainer payout ‘a joke’

The Trump attorneys general of New York and California said Wednesday that they will be withdrawing their appeal against Donald Trump Jr.’s payment of $3 million to a law firm representing his father’s attorneys.

The two men, who were sued by former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and Trump Jr. in July 2016, announced their decision on Twitter, calling the settlement a “joke” and claiming that they were “dismayed and disappointed” by it.

Manafort and Trump’s son, Donald Trump, have both argued that the payment violated a clause in the agreement that would have required the lawyer to make the payment to the Trump attorneys for their fees.

The attorneys general said they will continue to pursue their legal case against Trump and his associates, but have decided not to appeal the settlement.