ABC News has learned the legal team representing President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen will not continue its representation going forward, making likely the possibility that Cohen will cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.
As attorneys for Michael Cohen rush to meet 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, a source representing this matter has disclosed to ABC News that the law firm handling the case for Cohen is not expected to represent him going forward.
To date, Cohen has been represented by Stephen Ryan and Todd Harrison of the Washington and New York firm, McDermott, Will & Emery LLP.
The news outlet notes that no new representation has been named, leaving open Cohen’s cooperation.
Cohen, now with no legal representation, is likely to cooperate with federal prosecutors in New York, sources said. This development, which is believed to be imminent, will likely hit the White House, family members, staffers and counsels hard.