Trump’s joint defense agreement with Cohen ending: report

The joint defense agreement between President TrumpDonald John TrumpLondon terror suspect’s children told authorities he complained about Trump: inquiry The Memo: Tide turns on Kavanaugh Trump to nominate retiring lawmaker as head of trade agency MORE and his former attorney Michael Cohen will come to an end over the next few days, according to ABC.

The joint agreement allowed Cohen's and Trump’s lawyers to share information with one another, but when Guy Petrillo becomes Cohen's new head counsel this week, this agreement will be terminated, ABC reported.

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This could indicate deepening tensions between Trump and his former fixer, who have touted their loyalty to one another in the past.

Cohen said last year that he would “take a bullet” for Trump.

In Monday’s interview with ABC, Cohen seemed to reverse course, saying his family, not the president, is his priority.

“To be crystal clear, my wife, my daughter and my son, and this country have my first loyalty,” he said.

Cohen is currently under investigation for bank fraud and campaign finance violations. He declined to comment about these allegations to ABC.

Earlier this year, Cohen came under fire after it became public that he paid adult-film star Stormy Daniels $130,000 to keep quiet about her alleged affair with Trump in 2006. 

He implied to ABC that he will cooperate with special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

It was reported earlier this year that Trump's legal team had begun bracing for Cohen to cooperate with the special counsel investigation.

Trump in April tweeted that Cohen would remain loyal throughout the Mueller investigation. 

“Most people will flip if the government lets them out of trouble, even if it means lying or making up stories,” Trump tweeted. “Sorry, I don’t see Michael doing that.”