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Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen likely to cooperate as his attorneys leave case, sources say

By George Stephanopoulos
Jun 13, 2018, 10:49 AM ET

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.

No replacement counsel has been identified as of this time.

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.

After the federal raids on Cohen’s properties, President Trump lashed out in a tweet, writing, “Attorney-client privilege is dead!”

He told reporters at the White House that the move against his longtime personal attorney, which he likened to a break-in, was a “disgraceful situation.”

“It’s an attack on our country in a true sense. It’s an attack on all we stand for,” the president said during a meeting with senior military leadership at the White House. “That is really now on a whole new level of unfairness.”

Cohen then went to federal court in Manhattan arguing that his attorneys should be given a first look at the materials seized in the raids for items potentially covered by attorney-client privilege before federal prosecutors could examine the haul.

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. Trump and the Trump Organization intervened in the case and were also granted access to review the materials for potentially privileged items.

Jones reported last week that of the first 300,000 items reviewed, she had determined that just 162 of them were covered by attorney-client privilege. She rejected three items that Cohen, Trump or the Trump organization had designated as privileged.

Judge Wood has given Cohen’s attorneys until Friday to complete the review of the remaining documents. 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.

ABC News' James Hill contributed to this report.

https://abcnews.go.com/US/trump-law...perate-attorneys-leave-case/story?id=55861988
 

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BREAKING NEWS: Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen expected to cooperate with prosecutors and replace his lawyers as he tells friends he'll be arrested in a matter of days

  • Cohen served as the longtime lawyer for Donald Trump
  • He has been under criminal investigation for potential bank and wire fraud as well as tax issues relating to his taxi business
  • He said he used a home bank loan to wire $130,000 payment to porn star Stormy Daniels
  • The firm handling discovery of a trove documents from an FBI raid is no longer expected to represent him
  • The developments come hours after Trump returned to the U.S. from Singapore
  • The president is under pressure to answer questions from Mueller directly
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ed-cooperate-prosecutors-replace-lawyers.html
 

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Giuliani DENIES former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen is set to cooperate with federal prosecutors and refuses to say if the president told Cohen to contact Russians about Moscow building project

  • Giuliani said of Cohen: 'He's not cooperating'
  • The former New York City mayor made a TV appearance after strong indications Cohen may be cooperating with prosecutors
  • 'He's got nothing incriminating with the president,' Giuliani said of Cohen adding 'They're torturing the guy'
  • Cohen has been under criminal investigation for bank and wire fraud as well as tax issues
  • Giuliani refused to address a question about whether Trump ordered Cohen to reach out to the Russians on building a Trump Tower Moscow
  • Giuliani: 'I can't tell you that, that would be confidence, but the reality is, it wouldn't matter. I mean, nothing came of it'

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...-Cohen-set-cooperate-federal-prosecutors.html
 

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Can’t see how a guy who invested in NYC taxi medalions will have any important information for the feds. Maybe he knows of a local purse snatching ring but that’s probably it.
 

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Looks like the Left is going after anybody associated with Trump in order to cause so many problems that he leaves office.
 

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Taxi medallions once owned by 'Kingpin' and convicted tax fraudster Evgeny Freidman, who was a business partner of Trump's laywer Michael Cohen, sell at auction for $24MILLION

  • Evgeny Freidman's former taxi medallions were sold for more than $24million
  • The auction took place at the Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel in Queens Thursday
  • A total of 139 taxi medallions were sold during the highly-anticipated auction
  • The 47-year-old businessman pleaded guilty to felony tax fraud last month
  • Freidman once operated a taxi medallion business with President Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...belonging-Evgeny-Freidman-sold-24MILLION.html
 

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Taxi medallions once owned by 'Kingpin' and convicted tax fraudster Evgeny Freidman, who was a business partner of Trump's laywer Michael Cohen, sell at auction for $24MILLION

  • Evgeny Freidman's former taxi medallions were sold for more than $24million
  • The auction took place at the Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel in Queens Thursday
  • A total of 139 taxi medallions were sold during the highly-anticipated auction
  • The 47-year-old businessman pleaded guilty to felony tax fraud last month
  • Freidman once operated a taxi medallion business with President Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...belonging-Evgeny-Freidman-sold-24MILLION.html
170,000 each, Ouch!
 

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Michael Cohen asks judge to GAG 'publicity-seeking' Stormy Daniels's attorney Michael Avenatti after 'his 121 TV appearances and 439 tweets related to the case in three months’

  • Los Angeles judge has been asked to stop Michael Avenatti speaking to the press
  • Avenatti, representing Stormy Daniels, slammed the move as 'unethical'
  • Daniels's lawyer is 'driven by unquenchable thirst for publicity', say documents
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...-Stormy-Danielss-attorney-TV-appearances.html
 

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Cohen signals willingness to cooperate with Feds
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Published on Jun 15, 2018
President Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen has indicated to family and friends he is willing to cooperate with federal investigators to alleviate the pressure on himself and his family, according to a source familiar with the matter.
 

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Cohen Willing To Turn "Angry At Treatment From Trump": CNN


by Tyler Durden
Fri, 06/15/2018 - 12:10


In a headline that seems to get trotted out every two or three days, CNN is reporting that Michael Cohen is seriously considering cooperating with prosecutors from the Southern District of New York to lighten the pressure on himself and his family. The story was sourced to "a source familiar with the matter," which is interesting, because the story reads like a message drafted by Cohen - a message urging President Trump to do more to help his personal attorney, who has been said to know "where the bodies are buried" at the Trump Organization.

The tone of the story makes us wonder if the "source" cited by CNN is, in fact, Cohen himself. Line by line, the story has a suspicious consistency. Cohen has "expressed anger" at "the treatment he's received from the president" accusing Trump of "minimizing his relationship" with his former personal attorney - an obvious reference to an interview with Fox & Friends where Trump said Cohen handled "a tiny fraction" of his overall legal work, a comment that was said to have bothered Cohen.





Furthermore, in what sounds like Cohen making clear that there's still time for Trump to pitch in, CNN added that Cohen hasn't met with prosecutors to discuss a deal - though it's something that he's apparently considering.

Cohen has expressed anger with the treatment he has gotten from the President, who has minimized his relationship with Cohen, and comments from the President's lawyer Rudy Giuliani, the source said. The treatment has left him feeling isolated and more open to cooperating, the source said.​
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Pressure on Cohen has been building since an April FBI raid on his home, office and hotel room when agents seized over a dozen electronic devices and multiple boxes of documents.​
It isn't known which particular remarks by the President or his allies have irked Cohen -- or if it is the totality of them -- but tensions have grown since the FBI raid.​
Cohen has not met with prosecutors to discuss any potential deal. He is currently seeking new lawyers with the goal to find a legal team with experience appearing before judges in the Southern District of New York and working with the US attorney's office in Manhattan, CNN reported earlier this week.​
If Cohen does cooperate with investigators, it isn't clear what specific information he would provide. But the President's longtime "fixer" has worked inside the Trump Organization for a decade and was involved with, among other things, discussions to brand a Trump Tower in Moscow.​

Cohen is also in the process of changing legal teams as his lawyers are finishing up the review of millions of documents seized by the FBI to determine which ones might be protected by attorney client privilege. At this point, Cohen probably hasn't made the final decision about whether to cooperate. Whatever happens will likely depend on how Trump and his allies respond to this coded message. If this is accurate, it doesn't reflect well on CNN, which basically allowed itself to be played by a source. In fact, it's difficult to justify publishing this, aside from knowing that it would get traffic that web editors so desperately crave.

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-06-15/cohen-willing-turn-angry-treatment-trump-cnn
 

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Michael Cohen 'willing to give information' on Trump, source says
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Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen has signaled to friends that he is "willing to give" investigators information on the President if that's what they are looking for, and is planning on hiring a new lawyer to handle a possible indictment from federal prosecutors. CNN's Sara Murray reports.
 

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Michael Cohen hires new attorney who headed federal criminal prosecutions in New York amid speculation he'll cooperate with government and cut a deal

  • Cohen is no longer using the firm that helped him sort through millions of documents after FBI raid on his home and office
  • He has hired Guy Petrillo, a New York criminal and white collar defense lawyer
  • Petrillo ho once ran the criminal division in the southern district of New York
  • Petrillo has handled clients in money laundering, fraud, and securities cases
  • The move could signal a willingness to make a plea deal
  • Cohen is 'willing to give' prosecutors info on President Trump, CNN reported
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...d-federal-criminal-prosecutions-New-York.html
 

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Trump demands loyalty, but he'll toss ya under the bus the moment it's in his interest to do so.
 

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Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen breaks with the president on 'heart wrenching' family separations and quits his finance position at the Republican Party – which NEVER fired him despite FBI raids

  • Michael Cohen, the president's former personal lawyer, has resigned his position as a deputy finance chairman at the Republican National Committee
  • He is the target of a complex FBI investigation involving suspicion of bank fraud and campaign finance violations
  • Cohen hadn't been actively raising money since the FBI raided his home and office but the RNC kept him on officially anyway
  • 'He was still there?' a Democratic strategist marveled; 'The FBI raided his office and his house. What do you have to do to get fired from their fundraising team?'
  • Cohen also split with Trump on family separations, saying children shouldn't be used as political 'bargaining chips' in the immigration debate
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...Michael-Cohen-quits-RNC-finance-position.html
 

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Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen breaks with the president on 'heart wrenching' family separations and quits his finance position at the Republican Party – which NEVER fired him despite FBI raids

  • Michael Cohen, the president's former personal lawyer, has resigned his position as a deputy finance chairman at the Republican National Committee
  • He is the target of a complex FBI investigation involving suspicion of bank fraud and campaign finance violations
  • Cohen hadn't been actively raising money since the FBI raided his home and office but the RNC kept him on officially anyway
  • 'He was still there?' a Democratic strategist marveled; 'The FBI raided his office and his house. What do you have to do to get fired from their fundraising team?'
  • Cohen also split with Trump on family separations, saying children shouldn't be used as political 'bargaining chips' in the immigration debate
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...Michael-Cohen-quits-RNC-finance-position.html
Trump should let Cohen play darts on Jeff Sessions head after he is pardoned bet that would heal the friendship.
 

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'This dude has all the tapes': Actor Tom Arnold meets with Michael Cohen and says former Trump lawyer could help him 'bring Trump down'

  • The actor tweeted a picture of himself with longtime Trump lawyer Cohen
  • Cohen then retweeted the image
  • Arnold said he spoke to Cohen for his upcoming show
  • The Vice production is called 'The Hunt for the Trump Tapes'
  • Cohen has a new lawyer and sources have said he would assist prosecutors
  • Arnold is the ex-husband of Roseanne Barr, who played a Trump supporter on her TV show that ABC cancelled
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...pes-Actor-Tom-Arnold-meets-Michael-Cohen.html
 

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Cohen is pissed.
 

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Scaring you is their tactic.
Been there.
Heard it with my own ears.
In the room with them.
" We will do xyz to you and your family "
Etc etc etc, and so on and so on...same shite.
To get to the next career level....they have to terrorize people.
Punch some ticket
Doesn t matter if the target did something outside the lines or not.
Thats all they have.
All they are about.
Dif world than us........ totally.
There thousands and thousands of them.
Just saying.
 

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Arnold, a washed up no talent who gaslighted Rosanne into accepting his no credit ass. Without her, his corpse would be lying in a nondescript ditch feeding worms.
 

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What's behind Tom Arnold's bizarre anti-Trump media blitz

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Brian Stelter
2 hrs ago


If Tom Arnold knows one thing, it's how to get attention.

And that's exactly what he is doing now, hyping his forthcoming TV show for Viceland, while stirring speculation about Michael Cohen's allegiance to President Trump.

Arnold is a dedicated Trump critic. So eyebrows were raised when he tweeted a picture of himself with Cohen on Thursday night -- and when Cohen retweeted it. Cohen, Trump's longtime personal lawyer and "fixer," is now under federal investigation.

In a series of interviews on Friday, Arnold hinted that Cohen confided in him and repeatedly suggested that Cohen is turning against Trump.

But there may be less here than meets the eye.

Arnold was in the lobby of the Loews Regency New York Hotel, where Cohen is known to be staying. Arnold was talking with Brian Hiatt, a senior writer for Rolling Stone magazine.

"I was with Tom and we had a polite and brief interaction with Michael Cohen after we bumped into him at the Regency Hotel," Hiatt told CNN. "I took that picture of them together."

This lines up with what Cohen said on Twitter Friday night: "This was a chance, public encounter in the hotel lobby where he asked for a selfie."

Arnold said on CNN that he was going to spend the weekend with Cohen, which prompted Cohen to tweet, "Not spending the weekend together, did not discuss being on his show nor did we discuss @POTUS."

Later in the evening, Arnold admitted on MSNBC that he probably "oversold" the extent of his conversations with Cohen. But he insisted that the two men had weekend plans.

Confused yet? Maybe the better question is: Are you entertained?

Arnold played to the cameras in his interviews on CNN and MSNBC. One minute he was chatty. The next minute he was evasive. Sometimes he looked down the barrel of the lens mischievously, like he was having fun. Other times he sounded nervous. Some wondered if it was all just a performance.

After all, Arnold has been an actor for decades. In recent years he has also been a prolific tweeter. His criticism of Trump has been unusually pointed, even by Hollywood standards.

Regardless, Arnold's comments on Friday were clearly newsworthy -- because he really did have an encounter with Cohen.

Report: Prosecutors subpoena National Enquirer records in Michael Cohen investigation

On Friday afternoon Arnold told MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace that Cohen "knows Donald Trump does not care about him."

(Earlier this week, the Wall Street Journal reported that Cohen has complained about Trump not offering to pay his legal fees. CNN reported that "Cohen has expressed frustration that he is not getting assistance from Trump with his substantial legal fees, according to a source familiar with the matter.")

Later in the day on Friday, Arnold told CNN's Poppy Harlow that Cohen is "working with America, he's on the good side." Arnold added: "He's not working with Trump, let's put it that way."

And he told MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell that Cohen told him "I'm with you."

But it remains to be seen if this is anything more than wishful thinking by Arnold.

In the interviews, Arnold also teased his forthcoming Viceland show. The small Vice-branded cable channel could use some hit shows -- so in May it ordered eight episodes of "The Hunt for the Trump Tapes with Tom Arnold."

Vice said the show would follow Arnold "as he uses his network of connections" to undercover incriminating Trump-related tapes.

For years there has been chatter about possible material in the archive of "The Apprentice" that might embarrass or shame the former host.

On CNN, Harlow askd him, "Do you have any tapes of the president that the public is not already aware of?"

Yes, he said, "we have a lot of tapes."

On MSNBC, Arnold said that Cohen will be the subject of one of the episodes. But Cohen has not given him an actual interview.

So viewers may have to wait until September to see if Arnold is bluffing. And that's just how he and Viceland like it.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/polit...-anti-trump-media-blitz/ar-AAz4c42?ocid=ientp