Michael Cohen 'Stressed' He Could Be Arrested At Any Time

On the eve of President Trump's birthday it was reported that his attorney Michael Cohen expects to be arrested hire new defense attorneys and cooperate with prosecutors

The law firm representing Michael Cohen is leaving the case, a possible sign that President Trump's personal attorney may flip and cooperate with federal prosecutors, according to a media report Wednesday.

A judge had set a deadline of Friday for Cohen's legal team to finish its review of the seized documents.

Earlier this week, Vanity Fair and the New York Daily News reported that Cohen has been telling friends he expects to be arrested any day now.

After FBI agents raided Cohen's office in April, Ryan and his NY partner, Todd Harrison, went to court to try to keep investigators from seeing some of the confiscated files on the grounds that they were protected by attorney client privilege.

Tuesday, Gabriel Sherman of Vanity Fair reported Michael Cohen-who is under criminal investigation in NY over his business dealings-"has told friends that he expects to be arrested any day now".

But as the investigation widens, and with Cohen's legal team in turmoil, the chances increase that Cohen could cooperate with prosecutors. Cohen, in a text message to Sherman, told the reporter his "alleged source is wrong", but Sherman stood by the acount.

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.

Jones reported last week that of the first 300,000 items reviewed, she had determined that just 162 of them were covered by attorney-client privilege.

Cohen will hire a new lawyer for the next phase of the probe, the person said.

TheNew York Times on Wednesday confirmed Cohen is "parting from the lawyers who are representing him", but said Cohen "has not yet been contacted by the prosecutors who are conducting the inquiry".

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