Michael Cohen, the personal attorney of America’s 45th president, has all but caught a case of the plague.
The pressure from two active federal investigations is worsening, and his lawyers are about to walk out the door.
ABC News reported Wednesday that the attorneys for President Donald Trump’s longtime lawyer, Michael Cohen, are about to leave the case.
The news has fueled a thousand speculations. Is Cohen flipping? Is he on his way to the can? Did he fire his lawyers, or did they quit? If they quit, was it because he’s toxic or because he didn’t pay them?
If Cohen did fire them, the decision was likely related to money, said former prosecutor Roland Riopelle to Business Manager on the subject today. McDermott, Will, and Emery, the firm where Ryan, Evans, and Harrison work, is what Riopelle described as “a gigantic firm where they bill premium rates.”
Good luck paying those bills, off the twelve cents an hour you’ll make in the fed joint.
“And it could simply mean that Michael Cohen thinks he’s going to bankrupted by this law firm before he gets to the end,” Riopelle continued. “And so he wants to make a change.”
But sources close to ABC say his lawyers are expected to leave the case on their own, and that he, as a result, is now likely to cooperate with federal investigators. It seems very possible he’s doing it to signal Trump somehow, in a sort of mob lawyer S.O.S. “Hey, old pal, I’m in big trouble here! Get me some help, or I’m going to have to snitch!”
“I think the likelihood of Mr. Cohen immediately flipping on the president just went through the roof,” Michael Avenatti, the attorney for the adult-film actress Stormy Daniels, told Business Insider.