Trump says Cohen is no longer his lawyer

President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump DOJ demanded metadata on 73 phone numbers and 36 email addresses, Apple says Putin says he's optimistic about working with Biden ahead of planned meeting Biden meets Queen Elizabeth for first time as president MORE on Friday sought distance from Michael Cohen, his longtime personal attorney, who is under criminal investigation in New York.


“I haven’t spoken to Michael in a long time,” the president told reporters outside of the White House.

“No, he’s not my lawyer anymore, but I always liked Michael. And he’s a good person,” Trump added.

Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani told Politico last month that Cohen was not representing Trump, following an FBI raid in April on Cohen's office, hotel room and residence.

Trump was furious over the FBI raid, calling it a "disgrace" and "an attack on our country in a true sense."

News outlets including ABC News and Reuters have recently taken to referring to Cohen as Trump's "former" lawyer.

Officials are probing Cohen for potentially breaking campaign finance laws and bank fraud, according to The Washington Post, as well as investigating his $130,000 payment to adult-film actress Stormy Daniels, which was made just weeks before the 2016 election.

Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, says the payment was for an affair she had with Trump years ago. She is suing Cohen to void the agreement, as well as both Cohen and Trump for denying her claims.

ABC News reported Wednesday that Cohen may cooperate with officials and his attorneys may no longer represent him.

And The Wall Street Journal reported this week that prosecutors are probing Cohen for potential unlawful lobbying.