Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen Likely to Cooperate With Feds

Report: Michael Cohen ‘Likely’ to Cooperate With Federal Prosecutors

Report: Michael Cohen ‘Likely’ to Cooperate With Federal Prosecutors

After FBI agents raided Cohen's office in April, Ryan and his NY partner, Todd Harrison, went to court to try to keep investigators from seeing some of the confiscated files on the grounds that they were protected by attorney client privilege.

The legal team for Michael Cohen, U.S. President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, is expected to stop representing him in the criminal investigation into his business dealings, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters. 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.

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 US presidential election.

It wasn't clear what prompted the change or who would take over. Replacements for the lawyers have not been named. (Reached for comment, Cohen wrote in a text message, "Your alleged source is wrong!") The specter of Cohen flipping has Trump advisers on edge.


The AP reports federal prosecutors in NY have publicly said they are investigating alleged fraud in Cohen's business dealings, but haven't disclosed details. While the Journal's sources report that Cohen has not decided whether to cooperate, ABC reports that he will.

Cohen has not yet been contacted by the prosecutors who are conducting the inquiry, said two people briefed on the case.

"Trump should be super anxious about Michael Cohen [flipping]", a former White House official said, noting, "If anyone can blow up Trump, it's him".

Daniels alleges an affair with Trump, which the president has denied.

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