Michael Cohen Will Likely Cooperate with Prosecutors After Losing Lawyers

Michael Cohen Will Likely Cooperate with Prosecutors After Losing Lawyers

Judge Wood subsequently appointed former federal judge Barbara Jones to act as a "special master" to conduct an impartial review of the materials and to referee any disputes between Cohen and the government.

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. Now, Cohen it seems, is angling for Trump to intervene in his case as well.

"Attorney-client privilege is dead", the president tweeted.

A major factor in the Cohen probe is what is covered by attorney-client privilege from the April 9 seizure of more than 3 million items, and what isn't. Any remaining items to be reviewed would be turned over to a team of federal prosecutors unconnected to the case to complete the examination of the documents.

CNN reports Cohen has hired a new lawyer, but not said who.


The WSJ reports Cohen's attorneys had been reviewing more than 3.7 million documents seized from Cohen, ahead of a Friday deadline set by Judge Kimba Wood of the Southern District of NY.

The reporting here is thin, to say the least.

National security lawyer Bradley P. Moss told Law&Crime earlier Wednesday that the Cohen news is a big deal for Trump.

ABC News was first to report on the legal team change Wednesday.

A spokeswoman for the USA attorney's office in Manhattan declined to comment. He hasn't been charged with any crime. "But he also is fearful of making that public because of chances it further pushes Cohen toward SDNY". Ryan and partner Todd Harrison recently went to court to try and prevent investigators from seeing some confiscated files after a raid on Cohen's office and home in April.

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