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Wed Jun 13, 2018, 09:53 AM

Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen likely to cooperate as his attorneys leave case, sources say

Source: ABC News

As attorneys for Michael Cohen rush to meet Judge Kimba Wood’s Friday deadline to complete a privilege review of over 3.7 million documents seized in the April 9 raids of Cohen’s New York properties and law office, a source representing this matter has disclosed to ABC News that the law firm handling the case for Cohen is not expected to represent him going forward.

To date, Cohen has been represented by Stephen Ryan and Todd Harrison of the Washington and New York firm, McDermott, Will & Emery LLP.

No replacement counsel has been identified as of this time.

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.

Read more: https://abcnews.go.com/US/trump-lawyer-michael-cohen-cooperate-attorneys-leave-case/story?id=55861988&cid=social_twitter_abcn



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Reply Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen likely to cooperate as his attorneys leave case, sources say (Original post)
PunkinPi Jun 2018 OP
mikeysnot Jun 2018 #1
bucolic_frolic Jun 2018 #2
Zoonart Jun 2018 #3
unblock Jun 2018 #4
PubliusEnigma Jun 2018 #5
orangecrush Jun 2018 #22
Bayard Jun 2018 #6
TNLib Jun 2018 #7
BumRushDaShow Jun 2018 #8
donkeypoofed Jun 2018 #9
lagomorph777 Jun 2018 #12
underpants Jun 2018 #10
lagomorph777 Jun 2018 #11
Stuart G Jun 2018 #13
Yavin4 Jun 2018 #14
Gothmog Jun 2018 #15
PunkinPi Jun 2018 #16
flibbitygiblets Jun 2018 #21
DinahMoeHum Jun 2018 #17
PSPS Jun 2018 #18
jcgoldie Jun 2018 #19
marble falls Jun 2018 #20

Response to PunkinPi (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 09:54 AM

1. Can we get this mess going!

Please. Before any more damage is done.

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Response to PunkinPi (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 09:56 AM

2. This is gooooooooooooooooooooood!

Like that it's a mainstream source, didn't think we'd get to this point, hope it all comes out quickly and produces results.

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Response to PunkinPi (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 09:58 AM

3. BOOM!

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Response to PunkinPi (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 10:00 AM

4. and this is his ultimate i'd take a bullet for him guy.

donnie's in deep doo-doo now.

will he even wait for saturday night to start massacring?

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Response to PunkinPi (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 10:00 AM

5. This is why Trump had to rush to hold the Summit.

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Response to PubliusEnigma (Reply #5)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 04:46 PM

22. THIS!!!

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Response to PunkinPi (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 10:03 AM

6. Is he really going to deliver any goods beyond the personal though?

Was he involved in the collusion or obstruction much?

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Response to PunkinPi (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 10:05 AM

7. Good News!

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Response to PunkinPi (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 10:06 AM

8. Looks like his lawyers realized that it was gettin' too

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Response to PunkinPi (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 10:06 AM

9. Combined with the upcoming Stone & Assange arrests

And we'll really have something! Maybe even Trump'ers stopping dead in their tracks and suddenly re-considering and thinking "hey, maybe they did do something".

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Response to donkeypoofed (Reply #9)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 10:23 AM

12. No, that won't happen, but it will bring people off the fence to be firmly on our side.

This will propel the Blue Wave.

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Response to PunkinPi (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 10:07 AM

10. Better call Bob Loblaw





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Response to PunkinPi (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 10:22 AM

11. Wow, his lawyers must have found some very bad stuff during their review.

Now they're afraid they are tainted too.

Cohen is dirty, dirty, dirty with Trump's poo.

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Response to PunkinPi (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 10:24 AM

13. Sad for Donnie...Now what will Donnie ............do ...doo...doo?????

Cohen was one of Donnie's best friends....
Donnie....... a letter he will send..
To Mr Cohen this very day
And this is what the letter will say...

"Michael you must ..not tell..
Them anything that could ring their bell...
And get me hurt in any way..."
That is what the letter will say..

What will happen is clear to me.
Cohen will squeal you will see.
And Donnie will blow up you know.
But off to jail, Donnie's family will go...

.................thank you

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Response to PunkinPi (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 10:54 AM

14. Even if Trump pardons him, it would make matters worse for Trump

Cohen would then be compelled to testify given that he has no fear of prosecution.

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Response to PunkinPi (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 12:18 PM

15. Cohen is running out of money to pay legal fees

In order to review all of the documents seized for privilege issues, I heard that Cohen's law firm had 10 to 20 attorneys working full time just on this one project. At New York rates, this would add up to $50,000 to $100,000 per day. I suspect that Cohen is running out of funds necessary to review all of the documents seized by the FBI and so is having to get new attorneys


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Response to Gothmog (Reply #15)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 12:24 PM

16. You may be onto something there about him running out of funds...

plus, Avenatti seems to be thinking that as well. ($350k-$500k a week !)




I wonder how much Mr. Ryan and his colleagues at McDermott Will & Emery soaked Mr. Cohen for before they jumped ship. I estimate $350k-$500k a week (not a typo). I guess that wasn’t enough to buy loyalty to their client when the going got tough. #Basta
12:23 PM - 13 Jun 2018
Michael Avenatti
‏Verified account @MichaelAvenatti

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Response to PunkinPi (Reply #16)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 04:23 PM

21. All that grifting and the only winners were the lawyers

However, there's a very good chance that trump got the majority cut. There's no way that someone so loyal as Cohen (willing to take a bullet) would be taking $ from AT&T and the like without trump knowing about it, and getting his share (he's famously cheap and greedy).

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Response to PunkinPi (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 12:31 PM

17. Methinks Cohen's lawyers see the writing on the wall

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Response to PunkinPi (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 12:43 PM

18. As we all know, people innocent of any wrongdoing always have to be forced to cooperate.

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Response to PunkinPi (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 12:53 PM

19. This

seems like good news.

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Response to PunkinPi (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 03:41 PM

20. He put up a good show, now he's going to find out that while being President gives ...

cheetolini a lot of stroke, Cohen's pretty much on his own with the potential state charges.

He should just shrug his shoulders and sign the deal. cheetolini wasn't going to pay for his lawyer, either.

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