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Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen likely to cooperate as his attorneys leave case, sources say
ABC News ^ | 06/13/2018 | George Stephanopoulos

Posted on 06/13/2018 7:45:26 AM PDT by GIdget2004

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.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; News/Current Events; US: New York
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1 posted on 06/13/2018 7:45:26 AM PDT by GIdget2004
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To: GIdget2004

Soros, Kimba Wood, Scheiderman, Mueller, Rosenstein, Obama U.S. Attorney deputy. The complete corruption of the law in NY was carried out in broad daylight against Cohen to hurt Trump...and they’re getting away with it


2 posted on 06/13/2018 7:49:31 AM PDT by montag813
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To: GIdget2004

Fake News?

“May” flip?

Maybe changing lawyers is a delaying tactic.


3 posted on 06/13/2018 7:50:47 AM PDT by BeauBo
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To: GIdget2004
Cohen, now with no legal representation, is likely to cooperate with federal prosecutors in New York, sources said.

Cooperate with what? There is no connection to the President's alleged collusion with Russia.

So i don't know how this could "hit the president hard".

4 posted on 06/13/2018 7:51:56 AM PDT by Principled (No one will conquer America, from within or without, until its citizenry are disarmed.)
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To: montag813

Just in time to coincide with tomorrow’s IG report.


5 posted on 06/13/2018 7:52:07 AM PDT by CaptainK ("no collusion, no obstruction, he's a leaker")
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To: Principled
So i don't know how this could "hit the president hard".

If they find he had a bathtub repaired in one of his hotels without a permit in 1988 then impeachment will proceed.

6 posted on 06/13/2018 7:58:40 AM PDT by pepsi_junkie (Russians couldnt have done a better job destroying sacred American institutions than Democrats have)
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To: CaptainK

Can’t say it enough. Matt Drudge has become a useful idiot to the left.


7 posted on 06/13/2018 7:59:54 AM PDT by STJPII
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To: montag813
Talk about thin soup.

This is Stephanopoulos claiming that Cohen "may" cooperate with the feds because he's losing his lawyers. But cooperate in what? A plea deal to incriminate the foreign nationals also under investigation regarding his dealings?

There's nothing here related to the so-called Russian collusion case, which is the reason why this case is with the US attorney's office in NY and not part of the Mueller probe.

Cohen is being investigated for his own personal business dealings. Tell me where I'm wrong here?

8 posted on 06/13/2018 7:59:57 AM PDT by CWW (Pray for God's Protection!)
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To: GIdget2004
No he has given him a chance for legitimacy, and the price will be an expensive one for Kim. As it will demand Kim provide for the betterment of his countrymen, along with the opening up of his country. This will eventually lead to the weakening of his control.

However, Obama actually did provide legitimacy, and a lot of money, to the terrorist nation of Iran.

9 posted on 06/13/2018 8:00:04 AM PDT by Robert DeLong
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To: CaptainK

This is a NY based case and off spring from the witch hunt. Probably has to do with real estate matters in NY. Total BS but it is what happens when you lose any sense of direction in these open ended witch hunts:

First question: When did Trump actually sign this purchase agreement which he said was in 1970? Answer, it was in 1971.

Next question: why do you think he lied about that?


10 posted on 06/13/2018 8:01:31 AM PDT by Mouton (The MSM is a clear and present danger to the republic.)
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To: GIdget2004

So now that the Korea disaster (sarc) is passing, which Herr Schumer has declared as Trump’s legitimizing a “brutal” murderous regime (Russian puppet Trump is cavorting with terrorist dictators), we have ABC News, that bastion of journalistic excellence telling all how one Michael Cohen, the President’s ‘fixer’ and holder of all Trump’s Russian secrets, is abandoned by lawyers who have awoken to realize that even they cannot stomach to represent this surrogate of the most unfit Hitleresque monster to ever occupy the Oval Office (how one cringes to this thought).

So now my fellow liberals and globalists, we may finally expect some good news, the beginning of the end of this Trumpian travesty upon the world, as this Cohen creature will have no choice but to bow and obey his new masters, his betters who are ordained as inheritors and rulers of this Earth, paying homage to Gaia and her supreme darkness.

Yes, Mr. Cohen, you will tell all that we demand you tell, you will be one of us very, very soon.

<<< cue creepy music and wicked laughs >>>


11 posted on 06/13/2018 8:07:29 AM PDT by Hostage (Article V)
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Strategic #FakeNews leak in an attempt to blunt the IGs report.


12 posted on 06/13/2018 8:09:04 AM PDT by JonPreston
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...
Let me guess -- Mueller's working for Trump, and the whole thing is just to set precedents to make the *real* target of the investigations unable to stop the lawfare when it finally comes their way? Thanks GIdget2004.

13 posted on 06/13/2018 8:09:11 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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To: Principled
Cooperate with what?

Smarmy Daniels--as undeclared in-kind campaign payment, loosely tied to obstruction of justice? Far-fetched, but most of what Mueller has rooted round in is a stretch to connect to impeachable conduct with Russia.

14 posted on 06/13/2018 8:09:14 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine ("Married with children.")
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To: pepsi_junkie
So i don't know how this could "hit the president hard".

If they find he had a bathtub repaired in one of his hotels without a permit in 1988 then impeachment will proceed.

There are reports Cohen will testify that President Trump once taped a baseball game without the expressed written consent of the Commissioner of Baseball.

15 posted on 06/13/2018 8:09:55 AM PDT by GreenHornet
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Cohen is VERY lucky he was associated with PDJT. If it had been some “other” President, he would have already shot himself in the back of the head and then walked to a park without brushing the carpet fibers from the back of his suit.


16 posted on 06/13/2018 8:12:14 AM PDT by Henchster (Free Republic - the BEST site on the web!)
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To: GIdget2004

“Sources Say”.

The 21st. Century version of Simon Says.


17 posted on 06/13/2018 8:12:27 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: STJPII
“Drudge has become a useful idiot to the left.”

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That, or another pissed off homosexual who’s afraid they’ll be 86ed from all the nice bath houses. Sort of like Shep Smith.

18 posted on 06/13/2018 8:12:43 AM PDT by Dogbert41 (When the strong man, fully armed, guards his own dwelling, his goods are safe. -Luke 11:21y)
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To: GreenHornet

You’re watching their desperation because Trump had a successful summit. They aren’t going to stop and this isn’t about Russian collusion. And this was the result of Stormy Daniels DNC / Soros lawyer.


19 posted on 06/13/2018 8:14:32 AM PDT by Williams (Stop tolerating the intolerant.)
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To: GIdget2004

Does no one believe in Omerta any more??

Do we have to outsource mob lawyers too now?


20 posted on 06/13/2018 8:15:41 AM PDT by babble-on
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