Former Trump fixer< Michael Cohen, was one of a number of inmates who qualified for early release from prison due to the Covid-19 virus. Then this happened.
Michael Cohen, former personal lawyer and fixer for President Donald Trump, was denied a promised early release from prison Friday, a day after an attorney from the Trump Organization sent him a threatening letter warning against him publishing a reported “tell-all” book before the 2020 election.
White House spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany said “absolutely not” when asked at a news conference whether the White House directly or indirectly interfered in the decision to delay Cohen’s planned early released from a federal prison in New York state.
Cohen was due to be set free into home confinement Friday from the facility in Otisville because of concerns about the coronavirus spreading among inmates and guards.
He has completed a 14-day quarantine required for that release.
But the 53-year-old ex-lawyer, who was in the midst of serving a three-year criminal sentence, was told he would not be going home on Friday to his family in Manhattan, according to people familiar with the situation.
It is not clear if Cohen’s release, which was originally approved by the federal Bureau of Prisons, has been permanently rescinded.Can't let Mikey write that book, not before the election.
Cohen’s original release date, which is possibly now his current release date, was in November 2021.