ABC News published article titled "Michael Cohen hints at possible cooperation with investigators" analyzing Cohen's first in depth interview since the federal raids. “It’s a barely coded message that he is ready to cooperate” said Coffey. “When people that are targets of investigations are talking about doing what's best for their family, it's inevitably a code for cooperating and getting the best deal they can from prosecutors.”

On Cohen's intention to exit the joint defense agreement Coffey stated “[b]eing part of a joint defense agreement generally means your cooperation is with fellow targets and you're sharing confidential information . . . . exiting a joint defense agreement generally means you are leaving them behind and your cooperation is now focused on the United States government. The message to the president is: ‘I’m not taking any more bullets.’” 

A copy of the full ABC News article can be found here.