Michael Cohen's Lawyers Expected To Stop Representing Him In FBI Probe

Michael Cohen's Lawyers Expected To Stop Representing Him In FBI Probe

Michael Cohen's Lawyers Expected To Stop Representing Him In FBI Probe

Michael Cohen, U.S. President Donald Trump's longtime personal fixer, will soon be parting from the lawyers who are representing him in a potentially damaging and wide-ranging federal investigation into his business dealings, according to two people familiar with the case. The ABC report has been corroborated by The New York Times and CNN.

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

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".

For a decade, Cohen has served as one of Trump's most trusted aides, scouting foreign real estate deals and handling sensitive transactions, including a hush deal made with the pornographic actor Stormy Daniels on the eve of the presidential election.

Cohen - whose office, home, and hotel in NY were raided by FBI agents in April - is under investigation for wire fraud, bank fraud, and campaign finance violations. 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.

Without legal representation, it is likely that Mr. Cohen will cooperate with federal prosecutors in NY, a source told ABC News.

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The seizure of those documents led Trump to declare "Attorney-Client privilege is dead!"

Lawyers for Mr. Cohen didn't respond to requests for comment.

"Trump should be super anxious about Michael Cohen", a former White House official said.

"If anyone can blow up Trump, it's him", an unnamed White House official told Vanity Fair.

Fox Business correspondent Charlie Gasparino reportedly that an attorney for Michael Cohen has "complained for some time" that legal bills are not being paid.

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