Attorneys for Trump lawyer Cohen to end representation

Cohen likely to cooperate with federal prosecutors

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.

Michael Cohen, U.S. President Donald Trump's longtime personal fixer, will soon be parting from the lawyers who are representing him in a potentially damaging and wide-ranging federal investigation into his business dealings, according to two people familiar with the case.

"Attorney-client privilege is dead!"

Cohen has not been charged with a crime, but the Federal Bureau of Investigation raid of his home, hotel room and office in early April revealed that prosecutors had zeroed in on his personal financial dealings, including the payment he made to porn star Stormy Daniels on Trump's behalf before the election. She rejected three items that Cohen, Trump or the Trump organization had designated as privileged. But not good news for Team Trump.

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. The New York Times said an issue with payment of legal bills prompted the change.

Cohen has denied any wrongdoing and has not been charged with a crime.

Stephen Ryan and Todd Harrison of the law firm McDermott, Will & Emery LLP were representing Cohen during a legal battle regarding the seizure of Cohen's files in Federal Bureau of Investigation raids of his home, hotel room, and office. Mr. Cohen also didn't respond to a request for comment.

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