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Michael Cohen under pressure to cooperate with prosecutors

Michael Cohen under pressure to cooperate with prosecutors

The WSJ reports Cohen's attorneys had been reviewing more than 3.7 million documents seized from Cohen, ahead of a Friday deadline set by Judge Kimba Wood of the Southern District of NY.

The bombshell we were all expecting finally dropped today, as ABC just reported that "a source representing this matter has disclosed to ABC News that the law firm handling the case for [Michael] Cohen is not expected to represent him going forward", and that Cohen is now "likely to cooperate with federal prosecutors in NY, sources said".

"Attorney-client privilege is dead", the president tweeted.

Any cooperation by Cohen with prosecutors would represent a significant blow to Trump, whose campaign is under investigation for alleged collusion with Russian Federation and who regularly expresses acute frustration with investigators.

Cohen will hire a new lawyer for the next phase of the probe, the person said.

With no representation, Cohen is "likely" to flip.

Earlier this week, Vanity Fair and the New York Daily News reported that Cohen has been telling friends he expects to be arrested any day now.




Law&Crime reached out to both Mr. Ryan and Mr. Harrison for comment, but they did not immediately respond.

The investigation is reported to be regarding possible campaign finance violations related to the $130,000 payment made to adult film star Stormy Daniels in exchange for her silence regarding an affair she claims to have had with Trump.

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

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

McDermott Will & Emery, a NY and Washington firm, has been representing Mr. Cohen.

While Cohen has not been charged with a crime, he is the subject of an investigation by federal prosecutors of alleged wire fraud and other crimes.


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