It wasn't clear what prompted the change or who would take over.
Cohen has found a new lawyer, but the name of Cohen's new lawyer was not yet known. (Reached for comment, Cohen wrote in a text message, "Your alleged source is wrong!") The specter of Cohen flipping has Trump advisers on edge.
Without legal representation, it is likely that Mr. Cohen will cooperate with federal prosecutors in NY, a source told ABC News.
The seized documents related to several matters, including Trump's payment to porn star Stephanie Clifford, who goes by Stormy Daniels. While the Journal's sources report that Cohen has not decided whether to cooperate, ABC reports that he will.
Porn Star Stormy Daniels is paying for her legal defense through a crowd-funded site
"Trump should be super anxious about Michael Cohen [flipping]", a former White House official said, noting, "If anyone can blow up Trump, it's him".