Michael Cohen expects to be arrested soon, plans on cooperating with prosecutors

President Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen leaves his Park Avenue Regency Hotel the day after the US Justice Department announced that Cohen is under criminal investigation for his business dealings

I was going to make a comment this morning that it feels like it’s been a while since Robert Mueller made some kind of newsworthy move. I didn’t say anything because I didn’t want to jinx it, and because I was waiting to see how this Michael Cohen story was going to play out throughout the week. On Tuesday, Vanity Fair published this exclusive:

The arrest of Michael Cohen was and perhaps IS imminent. Could it be another Friday Surprise for the Trump Administration? Or was that VF piece some kind of weird positioning by Cohen, best known as Trump’s longtime personal lawyer and a shady, Russia-connected gangster and con man. Well, look at what just broke:

As attorneys for Michael Cohen rush to meet Judge Kimba Wood’s Friday deadline to complete a privilege review of over 3.7 million documents seized in the April 9 raids of Cohen’s New York properties and law office, a source representing this matter has disclosed to ABC News that the law firm handling the case for Cohen is not expected to represent him going forward.

To date, Cohen has been represented by Stephen Ryan and Todd Harrison of the Washington and New York firm, McDermott, Will & Emery LLP.

No replacement counsel has been identified as of this time.

Cohen, now with no legal representation, is likely to cooperate with federal prosecutors in New York, sources said. This development, which is believed to be imminent, will likely hit the White House, family members, staffers and counsels hard.

[From ABC News]

Remember when we thought Paul Manafort and Mike Flynn were the “big fish” who would end up turning on Trump and they would be vital in his demise? What silly summer children we were. Now Mueller has Trump’s longtime gangster lawyer on the hook. And Cohen is flipping. It’s gonna get GOOD, peeps.

Michael Cohen Court Hearing in New York City

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  1. Nicegirl says:

    We can send care pkgs to him in prison in gratitude ???

  2. NoShame says:

    Oh, God PLEASE let this be true. Sing, Michael, Sing!!! I want nothing more than to chant Lock him Up! at Donald Trump until he actually gets locked up. Then I can start chanting Lock them up! at all of his children. I live in NYC so I will make this my life’s work if need be. LOL.

  3. Lynnie says:



  4. JennyJenny says:

    Please, please please!
    Let the end of Trump begin!

  5. A says:

    I just read this with the biggest smile on my face right now. Hallelujah!!!!!

  6. Jenns says:

    Trump coming back from his sham North Korea summit just in time to see Cohen arrested is a pretty big LOL.

  7. Esmom says:

    Nice. But I have zero hope that this will in any way affect the Trump presidency or his greedy, grifting spawn.

    • Memurs says:

      God, I hate to be a Debbie Downer, but at this point I just can’t get my hopes up about any of this. I will sing from the rooftops if it ever happens, but my soul can’t take the constant “THIS! THIS is what will finally bring him down!” and then absolutely nothing happens.

      • Neelyo says:

        I feel the same way. I am trying not to be cynical but it gets harder every day. It just seems like these people can get away with anything and the rest of us will end up paying for it.

      • Christin says:

        Same here. I want to think this is a significant development, but then think this might be a purposeful leak so that some shady mob like character will funnel some money to him.

        It’s a cast of utterly untrustworthy characters who seem to skate away every time.

      • Severin88 says:

        @memurs. SAME. I want sometuto happen. BUT NOTHING EVER DOES. Here’s hopin. ❤️

      • erbs says:

        You’re right. He’s not going anywhere. There appears to be a lot of “nothing” there. Cohen could tip it though.

      • Aud says:

        I know. It’s depressing. The double standard is ridiculous. I can’t even with Republicans. Gah.

    • The Original G says:

      Well, I think that the Mueller report will be an earthquake in Washington. You can see Republicans that have had some access to some of the documents shutting their traps lately. Not repudiating Trump but not rushing to defend. They’ve seen something, IMHO.

      • ORIGINAL T.C. says:

        The Republicans will still be bullied by Trump and his cult into not voting for impeachment regardless of how many crimes Muller finds. Trump is giving the GOP everything they have wanted for years, these people have no principles. Only the courts can take Trump down. I’m hoping Cohen rolls on him.

    • Kitten says:

      Same. Great that Cohen is in the sh*tter. but nothing except for a blue wave will end our nightmare.

  8. KNy says:

    Ho. Lee. Crap.

    If this isn’t true, this is big.

  9. Moxylady says:

    I hope to god he has some excellent Jason Bourne level body guards

  10. Ashley says:

    I’ll believe it,when i see it. I’ve been shaking my head since November,2016. Meh!

  11. Neelyo says:

    The NY Daily News had the best headline for this story, pardon me if I misquote: ‘He’s Cohen to Jail!’

    Cheap pun but it was early and made me giggle on the subway.

  12. OSTONE says:

    I am not sure if this will end up being the end of Trump. The deplorables are out in full force still. If the blue wave doesn’t happen in November, this clown is going to finish his presidency with zero consequences. Just look at the primary results last night. Sighs.

    • Laura says:

      I know what scares me is that I have read the blue wave is losing momentum.Also did anyone see the U.N. report on the poverty and homelessness in this country continues to increase while our govt money is actually going to help the very wealthy?

      • Laura says:

        My fear is that this Congress is about as corrupt as Trump and won’t hold him to the fire at all.I hope for the best but expect the worst,like he will pardon himself and this Congress will allow him to get away with it

    • Betsy says:

      I think the difficult thing from a liberal perspective is that bots and paid trolls are still amplifying conservative messages (as here https://www.bloomberg.com/amp/news/articles/2018-06-12/mueller-seeks-order-protecting-evidence-in-russia-troll-case?__twitter_impression=true ) and the allegedly liberal media does, too.

      They don’t have the numbers. They don’t have the support. Do not get discouraged.

      • Laura says:

        Will the country improve with Pence?Of course I want Trump out but they are all really really bad.I honestly start loosing hope before Trump,like when McConnell obstructed the Supreme Court appointment of Merrick Garland.The democrats really need to take the House and the Senate and I don’t think they will take both,not supposed to so yeah maybe Trump is impeached but in the same situation as Bill Clinton.

  13. The Original G says:

    Friday is D-Day for Manafort……huge implications.

  14. Insomniac says:

    I work outside of DC. I swear I heard Trump crap a brick from here.

    • Kitten says:

      Yeah I noticed his daily tweet tantrum ended rather abruptly when this news hit.

      • Christin says:

        Well, Junior is tapping out the distracting tweets. He’s defending his “friend” Kimberly and crowing about the election results.

  15. Lala says:

    This is what happens when you put a criminal in the White House as POTUS…NY/NJ should have BEEN had Trump in jail…but we have seen how he got off due to convenient payoffs to District Attorney’s et al…This highlight one of the reasons why America has NEVA been great…the criminally rich are allowed to flourish and take advantage of the majority…

  16. Darla says:

    I cannot wait.

  17. HerHighness says:

    my gosh what a privilege to PLAN your arrest ugh I hate being part of the human race more frequently than ever

  18. ZigZags says:

    Someone mentioned Kimberly. When do we get to talk about that situation? Because she was married to Gavin Newsom and was the First Lady of San Francisco. They got divorced (and then he got his act together and grew up) and she married designer Eric Villency. She and Eric had a child while Newsom went on to marry one of the actress from “Life” with Damian Lewis. She seems like a lovely woman.

    Anyway. I know that looks don’t matter and all that. But seriously? Gavin Newsom and Eric Villency and now Junior?!?!? WTF?

  19. marjiscott says:

    Uhhh, now it is being reported that Cohen will be replacing his legal team. His firm representing him backed out. He definitely is guilty. I don’t think new representation will be able to rearrange the deck chairs on the Titantic, By Friday..

  20. Christin says:

    Who knows what to believe. Some are now saying this is him making a change (to either get more specialized or additional / “second opinion” legal advice).

    Per TV coverage, one person supposedly with a connection or sources tweeted this is a “smoke signal” to Two Scoops for help. Which was one of my guesses earlier today. An SOS to send money, a pardon…

  21. Holly hobby says:

    Well did anyone see the news how Rod Rosenstein threatened to subpoena treason weasel Nunes’ to testify after those clowns said they felt “threatened” by Rod at the meeting re classified documents?
    Rod is finally fed up and hitting back

  22. Xtina says:

    From many, many months of watching her on the news, Emily Jane Fox from Vanity fair seems to have the best sources from inside the Cohen camp. https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2018/06/michael-cohens-legal-shakeup-foretells-a-possible-battle-with-trump

    Trump must be QUAKING. Also, Sarah Sandards leaving the White House. ABANDON SHIP!

    Crossing my fingers this mess helps in November. Make sure y’all are registered to vote!

  23. Pandy says:

    I’m afraid to hope!!