Michael Cohen 'likely to cooperate'


Instead, the judge appointed former federal judge Barbara Jones as a "special master" who could examine the materials to resolve any disputes over attorney client privilege.

'I think this document seriously calls into question the prior representation of Mr. Cohen and the White House relating to the source of the monies paid to Ms. Clifford in an effort to silence her, ' Avenatti said.

CNN later said Cohen had found a new lawyer, but the outlet didn't have a name to report.

Donald Trump's former personal lawyer is expected to cooperate with the Mueller investigation.

The investigation into Cohen is separate from special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into possible collusion between Russian Federation and the 2016 Trump campaign. "Trump should be super anxious about Michael Cohen", a former White House official said. Cohen denied that in a statement to Vanity Fair. In January, he tweeted "Enough is enough of the #fake #RussianDossier" before filing a lawsuit against Buzzfeed, the news outlet that first published the document - a suit he later withdrew. The WSJ's report also clarified that Cohen is now "searching for a federal criminal lawyer in New York" and noted that Cohen wanted an attorney "with close ties to the Manhattan U.S. attorney's office". "I think he's risky in a bunch of different ways".

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Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's longtime personal lawyer, may be poised to cooperate with prosecutors in the Manhattan US attorney's office.

Cohen is now represented in the matter by attorneys Todd Harrison and Steve Ryan, with the New York City-based firm of McDermott, Will & Emery LLP. The president later acknowledged, in a financial disclosure form filed last month with the Office of Government Ethics, that he had reimbursed Cohen. The magazine never published her story. McDougal settled her lawsuit.

He has been making damning headlines ever since it was revealed in January that he brokered a hush agreement between Trump and porn star Stormy Daniels.

But Cohen would want a lawyer who has experience working with the Southern District regardless of whether he wants to make a deal or push forward in a potential trial, Dershowitz said.