Michael Cohen searching for new lawyers in FBI investigation

Michael Cohen searching for new lawyers in FBI investigation

Both ABC and The Wall Street Journal reported Weednesday that the firm will cease representing Cohen after a review of the documents seized has been completed.

Michael Cohen, the longtime personal lawyer of Donald Trump, was preparing to part ways with the legal team that has been representing him in federal court in NY, according to multiple reports Wednesday. 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.

Mr. Trump, Cohen's client for years, bemoaned the raid of Cohen's records, declaring on Twitter the day after the raids, "Attorney-client privilege is dead!"

Cohen's cooperation would not be welcome news for Trump, his family and others in his inner circle as Cohen has handled some of the commander-in-chief's most sensitive matters, including the $130,000 paid to porn queen Stormy Daniels to keep quiet about her alleged one-night stand with Trump in 2006.

It's unclear if who will represent Cohen moving forward.

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New reports say President Donald Trump's personal lawyer is searching for new attorneys as he's expected to cooperate with authorities. Phone messages left for Ryan were not immediately returned.

Cohen has been represented since 2017 by Stephen Ryan, a Washington lawyer initially hired to prepare him for congressional testimony.

ABC News was first to report on the legal team change Wednesday. He hasn't been charged with any crime.

President Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen leaves federal court in Manhattan.

Trump has acknowledged that he reimbursed Cohen for the payment, but he has denied that the affair with Daniels took place.

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