Trump’s Personal Fixer Michael Cohen’s Lawyers Have Bailed, and He’s Expected to Sing Like 1986 El DeBarge

Michael Cohen (center), longtime personal lawyer and confidant for President Donald Trump, exits the United States District Court Southern District of New York on April 16, 2018, in New York City.
Michael Cohen (center), longtime personal lawyer and confidant for President Donald Trump, exits the United States District Court Southern District of New York on April 16, 2018, in New York City.
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Michael Cohen, the president’s longtime fixer who is currently being pressed out by federal prosecutors in New York City, is drinking lemon tea with honey to prep his throat for his rendition of Mahalia Jackson’s “Amazing Grace,” and that’s because Cohen is getting ready to sing.

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I don’t want to brag, but I predicted this. One of my best traits is how humble I am, especially when I’m winning. I don’t want to make a big deal out of this, but I’m kind of amazing. In short, I am the Ms. Cleo of The Root (call me now).

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Enough about me, guys; let’s take a break from my soothsaying to get back to Cohen, whose life is apparently in shambles.

According to ABC News, after his office was raided and over 3.7 million documents seized on April 9, the law firm representing his case has bailed. Up until this point, Cohen had been represented by Stephen Ryan and Todd Harrison of the Washington, D.C., and New York City firm McDermott, Will & Emery LLP. Currently, Cohen has no legal representation, and it’s looking highly likely that he’s going to cooperate with federal prosecutors in New York City.

ABC News believes that “[t]his development, which is believed to be imminent, will likely hit the White House, family members, staffers and counsels hard.”

Trump has already voiced his displeasure with Cohen’s legal jam by tweeting, “Attorney-client privilege is dead!” after learning of the raid on Cohen’s office. He also called the move against his longtime personal attorney a “disgraceful situation.”

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“It’s an attack on our country in a true sense. It’s an attack on all we stand for,” the president said at the White House, ABC News reports. “That is really now on a whole new level of unfairness.”

Cohen argued that his attorneys should be allowed to view the seized materials first before federal prosecutors could sift through the slush. Judge Kimba Wood appointed “former federal judge Barbara Jones to act as a ‘special master’ to conduct an impartial review of the materials and to referee any disputes between Cohen and the government. Trump and the Trump Organization intervened in the case and were also granted access to review the materials for potentially privileged items,” ABC News reports.

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Only 162 of the first 300,000 cases Jones reviewed could be covered by attorney-client privilege, and only three items that Cohen or the Trump Organization had designated as privileged were removed.

So now we wait for Cohen to hit the stage and dedicate the DeBarge classic “Time Will Reveal” to Trump right before he Boston Tea Parties all over the stage.

Senior Editor @ The Root, boxes outside my weight class, when they go low, you go lower.

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Nunna Yorz - You're NOT my ally just because you hate Trump

The one prediction I (and probably many others) really want to know is when will Trump finally get brought up on charges.

I get that this takes time. I get that it took two years to nail Nixon, and he’s looking like a boy scout compared to Trump. I get that they have to be thorough and connect all the dots, but damn, it feels like Trump might finish his term before we can impeach him.

Nearly 20 people charged so far, one or two already jailed, and still nothing that ties directly back to Trump yet. By the time Meuller’s done we’re gonna have to build some kind of special Arkham Asylum dedicated to holding all of the people caught up in Trump’s fuckery.