New York District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance's decision to not charge Michael Cohen could leave him open to accusations of selective prosecution.
Michael Cohen has pleaded guilty to lying to Congress about work he did on an aborted project to build a Trump Tower in Russia. He told a judge he lied about the timing of the negotiations and other details to align with Trump's "political message." (Associated Press/File)
In this May 30, 2018, file photo, attorney Michael Cohen arrives to court in New York. Cohen, President Donald Trump's longtime personal attorney says porn actress Stormy Daniel's lawyer is running a "smear campaign" and insists a federal judge must step in and issue a gag order. An attorney for Cohen filed papers Monday, July 2, 2018, in federal court in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)