Uh-oh! This can’t be good. The president’s attorney is getting the big squeeze by the FBI and there are rumors that he will soon be in custody. And to make matters worse, he just dropped his legal team. What does it all mean? Well, it’s certain the U.S. attorney thinks he can get Cohen to roll over on POTUS. But it looks like Cohen is holding his own for now and not caving to the pressure.
First, The Hill reports that Cohen’s arrest is pending.
President’s Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen is telling friends that he is expecting to be arrested any day now, according to Vanity Fair reporton Tuesday.
A former White House official told the magazine that Trump should be “super worried” about his long-time partner.
“If anyone can blow up Trump, it’s him,” the official told Vanity Fair.
Trump aides are reportedly worried about Cohen cooperating with investigators.
Cohen denied Vanity Fair’s report.
“Your alleged source is wrong!” Cohen wrote Vanity Fair in a text message.
Another unnamed source told the New York Daily News that Cohen is “very stressed out” about facing a possible indictment.
But, in a new twist, Cohen’s attorneys have left him swinging in the wind. FOX News:
President Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, is looking to find new lawyers as the FBI probe into his business dealings continues, according to multiple reports.
It wasn’t immediately clear what prompted the change or who would take over, but a source told The New York Times that Cohen’s attorneys are leaving because of an issue with the payment of legal bills.
A source who wasn’t authorized to discuss the matter and spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity noted that Cohen has not yet held any discussions with prosecutors about potentially cooperating in the investigation, but confirmed that he is looking for new counsel. Fox News has not confirmed the AP’s report.
Cohen’s current legal team, led by McDermott Will & Emery partners Stephen Ryan and Todd Harrison, has been working for weeks to identify documents that should be withheld from prosecutors in the probe because of attorney-client privilege.
And the story develops. We will post updates as they become available.