Trump supporters hope the headlines are more fake news while Trump’s enemies are licking their lips hoping they are proven true.
According to multiple media reports, Michael Cohen has dropped his legal defense team and is now cooperating fully with federal investigators, including Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
Via ABC NEWS:
Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s longtime confidant and former personal attorney, is likely to cooperate with federal investigators, as his lawyers are expected to leave the case, sources said.
To date, Cohen has been represented by Stephen Ryan and Todd Harrison of the Washington and New York firm, McDermott, Will & Emery LLP, but a source representing this matter has disclosed to ABC News that they are not expected to represent him going forward.
No replacement counsel has been identified as of this time.
Cohen, who has been under criminal investigation for months, which is separate from the special counsel case, has been rushing to meet U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood’s Friday deadline to complete a privilege review of over 3.7 million documents seized in the April 9 raids of Cohen’s New York properties and law office.
Cohen, who is under federal investigation now with no legal representation, is likely to cooperate with federal prosecutors in Manhattan, sources said. This development, which is believed to be imminent, will likely hit the White House, family members, staffers and counsels hard.
It should be noted that those federal prosecutors in Manhattan who moved against Cohen (which was approved by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein who is also embroiled in significant controversy) answer to Attorney General Jeff Sessions who has up to now done nothing to halt the multi-year Deep State attacks on President Trump. This is in stark contrast to former Attorney Generals Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch during the Obama years who both repeatedly shut down looming scandals that might have harmed the Obama White House.