Donald Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen Needs New Lawyers Himself

Report: Michael Cohen ‘Likely’ to Cooperate With Federal Prosecutors

Report: Michael Cohen ‘Likely’ to Cooperate With Federal Prosecutors

His original attorneys, including a Washington-based partner and a New York-based partner from the large firm McDermott Will & Emery, have not yet told the judge overseeing his case in NY, where Cohen is challenging prosecutors' ability to see all the documents they seized.

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

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

The split could signal a shift in legal strategy and comes amid mounting pressure on Cohen as criminal charges could become likely.

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.

CBS News correspondent Jeff Pegues, who has been in contact with Cohen, reports there appear to be changes afoot in his legal strategy going forward - on the key question of whether Cohen is ready to cooperate, or whether he will decide to do battle in court. CNN reports Cohen has hired a new lawyer, but not said who.

"It's an attack on our country in a true sense".

Trump's personal lawyer also handled many of his business dealings over the decades. But these are his only two real options, as his case plays out in the Southern District of NY.

Cohen has denied any wrongdoing related to the Russian Federation investigation, and in the case playing out in the Southern District of NY.

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