As Robert Mueller’s Special Counsel investigation draws its circle ever tighter around the necks of Donald Trump and his co-conspirators in the 2016 foreign election tampering that won him the presidency, his chances of making it out of Washington D.C. without a prison record seem to be falling apart.
ABC News reports today that Trump’s longtime “fixer” and personal attorney Michael Cohen is planning to cooperate with federal prosecutors, after a source familiar with the case told ABC that the law firm previously representing Cohen after the raid that produced literally thousands of unredacted documents, phones, recordings, and other evidence has elected not to represent him any further going forward.
That firm, until today, was McDermott, Will, and Emery, LLP. ABC reports that no other counsel has been contacted or selected at this time. The two lawyers at that firm who were handling the case, Stephen Ryan and Todd Harrison, have not yet publicly commented on the seeming recusal.
Trump and his entire family, multiple Cabinet members, and even some foreign officials who have been deeply connected to the case, are likely to be devastated by the news.
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