A source close to embattled Trump-fixer Michael Cohen says he is likely to cooperate with an ongoing federal investigation of his law practice.
ABC News reports that the Chicago-based law firm of McDermott, Will & Emery LLP will withdraw as Cohen’s counsel. No replacement counsel has yet been identified. Without legal representation, Cohen could well assist prosecutors going forward.
The Wall Street Journal confirmed the ABC report, though the Journal says Cohen remains undecided as to possible cooperation with law enforcement.
The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York is currently investigating Cohen for a range of possible white-collar crimes. Federal investigators raided his law office, home, and hotel room on April 9. Defense lawyers are racing to review some 3.7 million records federal agents seized in the course of those raids, some of which are believed to pertain to Cohen’s representation of President Donald Trump. U.S. District Court Judge Kimba Wood set a deadline of June 15 for defense lawyers to complete review of these materials.