‘So Much I Want to Say,’ Trump’s Ex-Lawyer Cohen Says as He Exits Prison Early

 Michael Cohen, U.S. President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney, returned to his New York home on Thursday after being released early from a federal prison due to concerns of possible coronavirus exposure.

“There is so much I want to say and intend to say. But now is not the right time. Soon,” Cohen said on Twitter after walking into his Manhattan apartment building, wearing a white surgical mask, blue jeans and a dark blazer.

Cohen, 53, had completed about a year of a three-year sentence for his role paying hush money to two women – pornographic film star Stormy Daniels and former Playboy model Karen McDougal – who said they had sexual relationships with Trump, as well as for financial crimes and lying to Congress.

Trump has denied relationships with either woman.

He is expected to serve the rest of his sentence in home confinement, two sources familiar with the case said on condition of anonymity. Cohen had been eligible for release from prison in November 2021.

Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort was released from a federal prison in Pennsylvania last week to finish his sentence at home due to similar concerns.

A Cohen lawyer in March said the federal Bureau of Prisons has been “demonstrably incapable of safeguarding and treating BOP inmates who are obliged to live in close quarters and are at an enhanced risk of catching coronavirus.”

Cohen, who once said he would “take a bullet” for Trump, later turned on his former boss and cooperated with Democratic-led congressional inquiries. Trump has called Cohen a “rat.” Cohen has called Trump a “racist,” a “con man” and “a cheat.”

Cohen pleaded guilty to the charges that led to his imprisonment. They also included lying to Congress about plans to build a Trump Tower in Moscow.

(Reporting by Aram Roston and Mark Hosenball, additional reporting by Jan Wolfe; Editing by Scott Malone, Will Dunham and Howard Goller)

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  1. Scott. That is an absolutely stupid thing to say. I guess you think that the scum Daniel Orozco, that was released in Comifornia who 10 minutes later chocked a child to force its mother to give up her car in a carjacking got out “because of his privilege”. I am not supporting Cohen. I’m just saying that you should turn down your hate and use a little more logic and thought before you post this stupidity.

    1. Morte206 is confused.

      Just because someone is convicted of a crime does NOT meant that they can never tell the truth or that they don’t have some interesting to expose.

      You KNOW that THAT is not true, but you continue to spin the narrative that once convicted of a crime, NOBODY is of any value AT ALL. That is just pathetic.

        1. OBSIDIAN is confused.

          Michael Cohen got out because of his privilege. If you or I were in jail, WE would not be given THAT kind of privilege. WE would be left to rot in the virus cesspool. Must be nice for him, huh?

          Now, Michael Cohen is free to use his privilege even MORE by telling more of what he knows.

          So this is where I have to explain to unthinking people, that would be you OBSIDIAN, that since people like Morte206 don’t give a shit about ANYONE who was EVER convicted of ANYTHING, they try to denigrate them and pretend that they can’t EVER tell the truth, just like the true hypocrites that they are. We know that that type of a person is a hypocrite because they believe in King Donald The Loser, who has been convicted of NUMEROUS crimes. It’s all a self-deceiving ploy to fool themselves into thinking that THEY are the righteous ones.