Cohen's current legal team is expected to stay with him for the rest of the week as they struggle to complete a laborious review of a trove of documents and data files seized from him by authorities two months ago.
President TrumpDonald John TrumpWhat you need to know about Tuesday's elections Danny Tarkanian wins Nevada GOP congressional primary Laxalt, Sisolak to face off in Nevada governor's race MORE's longtime personal attorney Michael Cohen is likely to cooperate with federal prosecutors in New York, ABC News reported Wednesday, citing sources.
A retired judge is reviewing more than 3.7 million items seized in the Federal Bureau of Investigation search to determine whether they should be held back from investigators because they are privileged attorney-client communications or are personal.
"Cohen, now with no legal representation, is likely to cooperate with federal prosecutors in NY, sources said", according to ABC News. Replacements for the lawyers have not been named.
It's unclear if who will represent Cohen moving forward. Phone messages left for Ryan were not immediately returned. Cohen is under investigation for bank fraud and violating campaign-finance law.
The seized documents related to several matters, including Trump's payment to porn star Stephanie Clifford, who goes by Stormy Daniels.
The switch in legal representation could be a prelude for a deal for Cohen to cooperate with prosecutors, legal analysts said, although the Journal reported that Cohen had not yet made such a decision.
Mr. Cohen doesn't yet have a replacement law firm but is searching for a federal criminal lawyer in NY, people familiar with the matter said. Cohen has not been criminally charged.