President Donald Trump’s longtime personal lawyer and self-described fixer Michael Cohen will likely cooperate with federal prosecutors, a new report said Wednesday.
Cohen, ABC News reported, is no longer represented by Stephen Ryan and Todd Harrison of the Washington and New York firm McDermott, Will & Emery, and no replacement has been identified.
Cohen’s cooperation would not be welcome news for Trump, his family and others in his inner circle as Cohen has handled some of the commander-in-chief’s most sensitive matters, including the $130,000 paid to porn queen Stormy Daniels to keep quiet about her alleged one-night stand with Trump in 2006.
Trump’s personal lawyer also handled many of his business dealings over the decades.
Cohen’s lawyers had been scrambling to meet federal Judge Kimba Wood’s Friday deadline to complete a review of over 3.7 million documents seized in the April 9 raids of Cohen’s New York home, office and hotel room, the network reported.
Trump at the time called the feds’ raid “an attack on our country in a true sense” and has railed non-stop against special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian election meddling and possible collusion with the Trump campaign.
The probe into Cohen is being handled by federal prosecutors in Manhattan, who were made aware of alleged wrongdoing by Mueller’s team of investigators.