Michael Cohen Cracks Under Pressure. Trump Lawyer To Cooperate With Mueller’s Probe: Report
Longtime Trump attorney Michael Cohen is reportedly getting close to accepting a deal to cooperate with federal investigators, according to ABC News.
Citing sources with knowledge of the matter, ABC reports that the law firm that has been representing Cohen so far “is not expected to represent him going forward” after this week.
The bigger news, however, is that Cohen is now likely to flip after being abandoned by his current legal counsel.
“Cohen, now with no legal representation, is likely to cooperate with federal prosecutors in New York,” ABC reports. “This development, which is believed to be imminent, will likely hit the White House, family members, staffers and counsels hard.”
Cohen and his attorneys have until Friday to complete a privilege review of more than 3.7 million documents that were seized as part of an FBI raid on Cohen’s office earlier this year. Once that review is complete, ABC News claims, then Cohen will be without counsel.
After the federal raids on Cohen’s properties, President Trump lashed out in a tweet, writing, “Attorney-client privilege is dead!”
Vanity Fair’s Gabriel Sherman reported on Tuesday that Cohen has told friends that he expects to be arrested within a matter of days.