I think that Michael Cohen is in a very, very bad spot" MSNBC reporter: "Detained immigrant children "effectively incarcerated" in Texas facility GOP chairwoman: "Anyone who doesn't support Trump "will be making a mistake" MORE's attorney, Rudy Giuliani, is throwing cold water on reports that Michael Cohen, Trump's longtime personal lawyer, is preparing to cooperate with investigators in the special counsel's Russian Federation probe.
Mr. Cohen doesn't yet have a replacement law firm but is searching for a federal criminal lawyer in NY, people familiar with the matter said.
A source familiar with the NY litigation, where a review is underway of documents seized from Cohen in April, indicated the reports that Cohen is splitting with his lawyers appeared to be correct.
After FBI agents raided Cohen's office in April, Ryan and his NY partner, Todd Harrison, went to court to try to keep investigators from seeing some of the confiscated files on the grounds that they were protected by attorney client privilege.
Giuliani told Fox News that Trump's legal team is "very comfortable" if Cohen cooperates with federal authorities.
The longtime attorney to President Donald Trump expects to be put in cuffs any day now, possibly opening up his top client to legal complications, a person familiar with the matter said Tuesday.
Cohen did not respond to calls and texts seeking comment.
According to reports, Cohen's ability to keep up the cost of the legal process he initiated was the cause of the split.
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The two later said they met through mutual friends - not Daniels or President Trump - and made a decision to try their hand at debate and talk show.
He also suggested that even if Cohen is cooperating, Team Trump doesn't care.
The President said, "They haven't been convicted of anything".
The special master, retired judge Barbara Jones, reported earlier this month that only 162 of the first 292,000 items she reviewed should be withheld on those grounds.
Trump has said he never had an affair with Daniels.
On the other hand, the reporting to this point does not specify exactly what the payment dispute is about, so it's possible that it concerns an apparent conflict of interest for Cohen's attorney, Stephen Ryan.
Cohen has worked for Trump in various capacities since 2011.