Attorneys for Trump lawyer Cohen to end representation


Attorneys for Trump lawyer Cohen to end representation

Cheryl Sanders
June 13, 2018

President TrumpDonald John TrumpWhat you need to know about Tuesday's elections Danny Tarkanian wins Nevada GOP congressional primary Laxalt, Sisolak to face off in Nevada governor's race MORE's longtime personal attorney Michael Cohen is likely to cooperate with federal prosecutors in New York, ABC News reported Wednesday, citing sources.

Cohen has not been charged with a crime, but the Federal Bureau of Investigation raid of his home, hotel room and office in early April revealed that prosecutors had zeroed in on his personal financial dealings, including the payment he made to porn star Stormy Daniels on Trump's behalf before the election.

Cohen, now with no legal representation, is likely to cooperate with federal prosecutors in NY, sources said.


After FBI agents raided Cohen's office in April, Ryan and partner Todd Harrison went to court to try to keep investigators from seeing some confiscated files.

Trump allies view the legal cloud hanging over Trump's former attorney and fixer, Michael Cohen, as at least as ominous as the obstruction investigation.

"Attorney-client privilege is dead!"


It's not clear what ABC's sources believe is the link between the lawyers dumping Cohen and his potential cooperation with prosecutors. (Reached for comment, Cohen wrote in a text message, "Your alleged source is wrong!") The specter of Cohen flipping has Trump advisers on edge.

ABC News was first to report on the legal team change Wednesday.

"Trump has been fuming about Cohen in private, blaming him for the messy Stormy Daniels situation", Haberman said. "It's an attack on all we stand for", President Trump said during a meeting with senior military leadership at the White House in April. The issue is primarily over payment of the legal bills of one of his lawyers, Stephen Ryan, according to a person familiar with the discussions.


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