"It resulted in the unnecessary seizure of protected attorney-client communications between a lawyer and his clients".
The WSJ reports Cohen's attorneys had been reviewing more than 3.7 million documents seized from Cohen, ahead of a Friday deadline set by Judge Kimba Wood of the Southern District of NY.
Trump has worked with Cohen for years. Leon Neal Getty Images
"There's a lot of speculation about whether Mr. Cohen can pay Mr. Ryan's fees", the Fox Business correspondent continued. For several months now, the prosecutors have been looking into whether Cohen broke the law in any business projects, including hush-money payments he made to women who claim they had affairs with Trump.
It wasn't immediately clear what prompted the change or who would take over.
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The New York Times' Maggie Haberman went so far as to hint that Trump, while angry about Cohen's legal troubles and the bungling of the Stormy Daniels situation, is actually afraid of Cohen. Cohen denied that in a statement to Vanity Fair.
Longtime Trump attorney Michael Cohen continues to be under pressure to cooperate with federal prosecutors, after the raids of his home and office in April.
Mr. Trump, Cohen's client for years, bemoaned the raid of Cohen's records, declaring on Twitter the day after the raids, "Attorney-client privilege is dead!" It's an attack on our country in a true sense. But these are his only two real options, as his case plays out in the Southern District of NY.More news: French minister slams 'illegal' oil refinery blockades
At least one reporter has said that despite the departure of his lawyers and the whispers of cooperation with the feds, Cohen is sending a message to Trump for help.More news: Lesbian couple kicked out of Uber by 'homophobic' driver