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Trump’s joint defense agreement with Cohen ending: report

The joint defense agreement between President TrumpDonald TrumpSunday shows preview: House GOP removes Cheney from leadership position; CDC issues new guidance for fully vaccinated Americans Navajo Nation president on Arizona's new voting restrictions: An 'assault' on our rights The Memo: Lawmakers on edge after Greene's spat with Ocasio-Cortez 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 (Bob) MuellerSenate Democrats urge Garland not to fight court order to release Trump obstruction memo Why a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel 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.”