Michael Cohen's Attorneys Are Out, Arrest Imminent, and Cooperation Likely
Having spent the last few days on North Korea (and largely ignoring the Russian probe), things seem to be coming to another head. According to Vanity Fair, Mueller is expected to file a report on obstruction of justice charges within the next month, which has Donald Trump worried.
More concerning, however, may be Michael Cohen, who purportedly told friends his arrest is imminent (he denied saying any such thing to Vanity Fair). However, ABC News is reporting that he’s losing his lawyers, and that they are not expected to be replaced.
There is also a Friday deadline for the special master to finish analyzing the materials collected from the Michael Cohen raid and separating those items that are considered “privileged.” Of the 300,000 items reviewed, so far, only 162 are considered privileged, including a few times that Cohen, Trump, or the Trump Organization lobbied hard to classify as privileged.
Without legal representation, an imminent arrest, and a lot of material that can be used against him, Cohen is expected to cooperate with federal officials.
Cohen, now with no legal representation, is likely to cooperate with federal prosecutors in New York, sources said. This development, which is believed to be imminent, will likely hit the White House, family members, staffers and counsels hard.