Cohen may ax legal team when review is finished
Michael Cohen, a personal lawyer and longtime fixer for President Donald Trump, is expected to break with his current legal team that is representing Cohen in a federal investigation into his business dealings, a person familiar with the matter said Wednesday.
Lawyers Stephen Ryan and Todd Harrison, at the McDermott, Will & Emery law firm, have been representing Cohen in the investigation that led to a raid on his home, office and hotel room. The expected split has led to questions about whether Cohen will cooperate with prosecutors in the ongoing probe into his business dealings.
The person, who is not authorized to speak publicly about the matter, said a switch would likely not take place until a court-ordered review of documents seized in the raid was completed. The deadline for the review is Friday.
Neither Cohen nor his lawyers responded to a request for comment from USA TODAY.
ABC News first broke the news of Cohen’s change in counsel.
The change wasn’t made in federal court as of Wednesday afternoon. The court would notify the judge and prosecutors of his change in counsel.
Michael Cohen’s attorneys have been going through millions of documents.