President Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, is looking to find new lawyers as the FBI probe into his business dealings continues, according to multiple reports.
In tweets Wednesday, porn star Stormy Daniels' lawyer, Michael Avenatti, gloated over the news and inquired how much money Cohen's lawyers had "soaked" him for.
After FBI agents raided Cohen's office in April, Ryan and his New York partner, Harrison, went to court to try to keep investigators from seeing some of the confiscated files on the grounds that they were protected by attorney client privilege.
Federal prosecutors in New York have publicly said they are investigating alleged fraud in Cohen's business dealings, but haven't disclosed details.
When agents searched Cohen's home, office and safety deposit box and seized his phones this spring, they sought a wide variety of information, including his involvement in arranging a secret $130,000 payment to Daniels, who said she had a sexual tryst with Trump years ago.
I wonder how much Mr. Ryan and his colleagues at McDermott Will & Emery soaked Mr. Cohen for before they jumped ship. I estimate $350k-$500k a week (not a typo). I guess that wasn’t enough to buy loyalty to their client when the going got tough. #Basta— Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) June 13, 2018
So after Mr. Ryan makes false accusations against me in fed court, he now abandons Mr. Cohen, withdraws, tucks his tail between his legs, & goes home? Just like David Schwartz before him!! Not a good look and a disaster for Mr. Cohen and Mr. Trump. #Bastahttps://t.co/2L9X7gO26b— Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) June 13, 2018