Michael Cohen, who was President Donald Trump's longtime personal lawyer, is likely preparing to cooperate with federal prosecutors once he is dropped by the law firm that has been representing him, ABC News reports.
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, whose office and home were raided in April, has been represented by Ryan and Todd Harrison of McDermott, Will & Emery LLP.
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Tuesday, Gabriel Sherman of Vanity Fair reported Michael Cohen-who is under criminal investigation in NY over his business dealings-"has told friends that he expects to be arrested any day now".
Cohen's move to switch lawyers is being interpreted by some legal observers as a sign he may be seeking to cooperate with federal prosecutors.
Investigators seized 3.7 million records in the raid, which Cohen's defense team argued he should have the first look at. The Wall Street Journal reported the law firm, which has represented Cohen since June 2017, would part company with him at the end of the week. Cohen, in a text message to Sherman, told the reporter his "alleged source is wrong", but Sherman stood by the acount.
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Cohen has denied any wrongdoing related to the Russian Federation investigation, and in the case playing out in the Southern District of NY.
A special master determined last week that just 162 of the 300,000 items she reviewed were protected by attorney-client privilege.
Replacements for the lawyers have not been named. 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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However, that deal faced criticism from other members of the US Government from the beginning. However, it wouldn't be the first time the President chose the unexpected route.