Trump's personal attorney splits with his own legal team

  • Trump's personal attorney splits with his own legal team

Trump's personal attorney splits with his own legal team

Cohen's current legal team is expected to stay with him for the rest of the week as they struggle to complete a laborious review of a trove of documents and data files seized from him by authorities two months ago.

Cohen, now with no legal representation, is likely to cooperate with federal prosecutors in NY, sources said.

"Attorney-client privilege is dead", the president tweeted.

The same report cited Trump allies who claimed that Cohen's situation was "at least as ominous as the obstruction investigation", as far as the president is concerned.

With no representation, Cohen is "likely" to flip.

CBS News correspondent Jeff Pegues, who has been in contact with Cohen, reports there appear to be changes afoot in his legal strategy going forward - on the key question of whether Cohen is ready to cooperate, or whether he will decide to do battle in court.

The unnamed source who spoke to the NYDN characterized Cohen as "very stressed out" about the possibility of an indictment. Cohen denied that in a statement to Vanity Fair. Still, sources told ABC that the new developments with regard to Cohen are expected to hit the White House, family members, staffers and counsels hard.

For a decade, Cohen has served as one of Trump's most trusted aides, scouting foreign real estate deals and handling sensitive transactions, including a hush deal made with the pornographic actor Stormy Daniels on the eve of the presidential election. "That is really now on a whole new level of unfairness". The Wall Street Journal reported the law firm, which has represented Cohen since June 2017, would part company with him at the end of the week.