Courtesy of CNN:
President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen has indicated to family and friends he is willing to cooperate with federal investigators to alleviate the pressure on himself and his family, according to a source familiar with the matter.
Cohen has expressed anger with the treatment he has gotten from the President, who has minimized his relationship with Cohen, and comments from the President’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani, the source said. The treatment has left him feeling isolated and more open to cooperating, the source said.
Asked by reporters Friday if he was worried about Cohen cooperating, Trump said, “I did nothing wrong, nothing wrong.” He also said he hasn’t spoken with Cohen “in a long time,” adding, “I always liked Michael and he’s a good person.”
When asked if Cohen was still his attorney, Trump responded with this:
“No, he’s not my lawyer — anymore.”
I do not think Cohen knew that until it was reported in the news.
Cohen’s attorneys have also been trying to shut Michael Avenatti up.
Courtesy of CNN:
President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen filed for a restraining order late Thursday against Stormy Daniels’ lawyer, Michael Avenatti, to prevent him from speaking to the press about the adult film star’s lawsuit.
“Avenatti’s actions are mainly driven by his seemingly unquenchable thirst for publicity,” the filing said, alleging that Avenatti “routinely denigrates” Cohen.
Avenatti’s “publicity tour,” the filing said, is “likely to result in Mr. Cohen being deprived of his right to a fair trial, and threatens to turn what should be a solemn federal court proceeding into a media circus.”
As you might have predicted this did not work, and a judge has already denied the motion.
The motion for a gag order is a complete joke and baseless. Mr. Cohen and Brent Blakely can’t deal with the truth, the facts, and the law, so they have to resort to unethical, meritless motions. This must be their birthday present to Mr. Trump. #Basta
— Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) June 15, 2018
And, of course, that attempt only has Avenatti speaking out even more.