Fox Business correspondent Charlie Gasparino reportedly that an attorney for Michael Cohen has “complained for some time” that legal bills are not being paid.
On Wednesday, ABC News and other outlets reported that Cohen was expected to lose legal representation. Unconfirmed reports also said that Cohen is likely to become a witness for the prosecution in a case against President Donald Trump. Cohen is Trump’s former personal attorney and fixer.
“What seems to be intensifying here is the federal probe into Michael Cohen,” Gasparino explained to Fox News host Neil Cavuto on Wednesday. “Here’s what we know. The prosecutors are turning up the heat on Mr. Cohen. They will, according to a recent judge ruling, have access to a majority of his emails. And these are emails presumably between him and the president as he’s being investigated by [special counsel Robert Mueller], who essentially handed the investigation to the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District.”
Gasparino said that Fox Business has confirmed that one of Cohen’s attorneys, Stephen Ryan, could drop out of the case.
“There’s a lot of speculation about whether Mr. Cohen can pay Mr. Ryan’s fees,” the Fox Business correspondent continued. “There’s also speculation that maybe Mr. Cohen needs a different type of lawyer if — lots of talk right now about Mr. Cohen cooperating with the feds in exchange for leniency if he faces a possible indictment over God knows what.”
In a tweet following the Fox Business segment, Gasparino revealed that Ryan has complained about Cohen’s failure to pay legal fees.
more on @MichaelCohen212 –stephen ryan his attorney has complained about payments from cohen for some time; also ryan has described cohen as a "difficult client"
— Charles Gasparino (@CGasparino) June 13, 2018
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