Michael Cohen under pressure to cooperate with prosecutors

Michael Cohen under pressure to cooperate with prosecutors

President TrumpDonald John TrumpWhat you need to know about Tuesday's elections Danny Tarkanian wins Nevada GOP congressional primary Laxalt, Sisolak to face off in Nevada governor's race MORE's longtime personal attorney Michael Cohen is likely to cooperate with federal prosecutors in New York, ABC News reported Wednesday, citing sources.

A federal judge ruled on Friday that Cohen's legal team must publicly file any challenge they make against a special master's decision on evidence seized from Cohen during the raid.

Todd Harrison and Stephen Ryan of McDermott, Will & Emery LLP attorneys represented Cohen until now. Cohen, a 51-year-old father of two college-age children, recently told friends he expected to be arrested at any moment, Vanity Fair reported.

The source said Cohen had not yet met with prosecutors to speak about a potential deal, and it's unclear whether either side is seeking one.

Porn Star Stormy Daniels is paying for her legal defense through a crowd-funded site
Porn Star Stormy Daniels is paying for her legal defense through a crowd-funded site

A person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press Cohen's current legal team plans to stop handling the case.

Any cooperation by Cohen with prosecutors would represent a significant blow to Trump, whose campaign is under investigation for alleged collusion with Russian Federation and who regularly expresses acute frustration with investigators. "These government tactics are also wrong because Mr. Cohen has cooperated completely with all government entities, including providing thousands of non-privileged documents to the Congress and sitting for depositions under oath", Ryan added.

Daniels alleges an affair with Trump, which the president has denied.

Federal prosecutors in NY have publicly said they are investigating alleged fraud in Cohen's business dealings, but haven't disclosed details. "If anyone can blow up Trump, it's him". The New York Times said an issue with payment of legal bills prompted the change.

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The intraparty strains came on a day when other cracks emerged in the GOP establishment, all of them reflecting Trump's dominance. Control of the Senate, now held 51-49 by Republicans, could turn on how they fare in the elections less than five months away.

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