Michael Cohen ‘Likely’ to Cooperate With Federal Prosecutors

Elias Hubbard
June 13, 2018

Replacements for the lawyers have not been named.

Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's longtime personal attorney, is parting ways with his legal team as he continues to face a federal criminal investigation, according to a person familiar with the case.

The report also seems to confirm recent fears expressed by Trump's allies, as sources told the network that Cohen is now likely to cooperate with prosecutors.

Cohen has maintained that he's innocent of wrongdoing, and Trump has called the raid on his lawyer an assault on attorney client privilege.

The seized documents related to several matters, including Trump's payment to porn star Stephanie Clifford, who goes by Stormy Daniels. Instead, the judge appointed former federal judge Barbara Jones as a "special master" who could examine the materials to resolve any disputes over attorney client privilege. Trump tweeted after the raid.

The unnamed source who spoke to the NYDN characterized Cohen as "very stressed out" about the possibility of an indictment.

Stephen Ryan and Todd Harrison of the law firm McDermott, Will & Emery LLP were representing Cohen during a legal battle regarding the seizure of Cohen's files in Federal Bureau of Investigation raids of his home, hotel room, and office. Cohen denied that in a statement to Vanity Fair.

The investigation into Cohen is separate from special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into possible collusion between Russian Federation and the 2016 Trump campaign. This development, which is believed to be imminent, will likely hit the White House, family members, staffers and counsels hard.

"It's an attack on our country in a true sense". But these are his only two real options, as his case plays out in the Southern District of NY.

The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of NY is investigating Cohen for various possible crimes, including potential bank fraud and campaign finance violations.

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