Trump Attorney Michael Cohen Splits With His Legal Team


Trump Attorney Michael Cohen Splits With His Legal Team

President Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen has split with the legal team that has shepherded him through a criminal investigation that included a high-profile FBI raid a source familiar with the change said Wednesday

President Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen has split with the legal team that has shepherded him through a criminal investigation that included a high-profile FBI raid a source familiar with the change said Wednesday

The outlook for Donald Trump's longtime "fixer"/personal attorney Michael Cohen is regressing fast, according to reports from the New York Times, Vanity Fair, ABC News and MSNBC.

A replacement firm has not been named, ABC News said.

The switch in legal representation could be a prelude for a deal for Cohen to cooperate with prosecutors, legal analysts said, although the Journal reported that Cohen had not yet made such a decision.

Cohen's lawyers had been scrambling to meet federal Judge Kimba Wood's Friday deadline to complete a review of over 3.7 million documents seized in the April 9 raids of Cohen's NY home, office and hotel room, the network reported.

His original attorneys, including a Washington-based partner and a New York-based partner from the large firm McDermott Will & Emery, have not yet told the judge overseeing his case in NY, where Cohen is challenging prosecutors' ability to see all the documents they seized.

Cohen is reportedly telling associates he expects to be arrested "any day now".

Trump's personal lawyer also handled many of his business dealings over the decades.

Roughly 3.7 million files were seized in the Cohen raid and are being reviewed to determine which ones may be subject to attorney-client privilege.

The criminal probe into Cohen's business dealings stems in part from a referral by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating whether Trump's 2016 campaign colluded with Russian Federation to influence the USA presidential election.

"There's a lot of speculation about whether Mr. Cohen can pay Mr. Ryan's fees", the Fox Business correspondent continued.

Daniels alleges an affair with Trump, which the president has denied. "If anyone can blow up Trump, it's him".

At least one reporter has said that despite the departure of his lawyers and the whispers of cooperation with the feds, Cohen is sending a message to Trump for help.