Cohen's attorneys, McDermott partners Stephen Ryan, based in Washington, D.C., and Todd Harrison, based in NY, did not respond to emails and phone calls seeking comment. To date, Cohen has been represented by Stephen Ryan and Todd Harrison of the Washington and NY firm, McDermott, Will & Emery LLP, but a source representing this matter has disclosed to ABC News that they are not expected to represent him going forward.
The initial report issued by ABC News claimed that Cohen was imminently preparing to cooperate with prosecutors in the aforementioned matter before the SDNY.
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. When asked as to whether Cohen was sending a smoke signal to Trump for a potential pardon, Haberman decisively responded, "No".
"There's a lot of speculation about whether Mr. Cohen can pay Mr. Ryan's fees", the Fox Business correspondent continued.
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In May, Cohen's longtime business partner Evgeny Freidman agreed to a plea deal in exchange for assisting lawyers in both state and federal investigations.
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"Look at Manafort", Giuliani said, likening Cohen's case to Manafort's.
Legal experts have said the payment could amount to a violation of campaign finance law, which requires public disclosure of expenses meant to influence the election.
Cohen's business is now under investigation in Manhattan, which includes the controversial $130,000 hush money payment made to porn star Stormy Daniels just before the 2016 presidential election.
It's unclear if who will represent Cohen moving forward.
Daniels alleges an affair with Trump, which the president has denied. His new attorneys will rack up considerable billable hours familiarizing themselves with the seized documents he and the Trump organization just paid 15 of Cohen's soon-to-be former attorneys to comb through.
The special master, retired judge Barbara Jones, reported earlier this month that only 162 of the first 292,000 items she reviewed should be withheld on those grounds.