Michael Cohen Comes Home To Live Out Sentence
On Thursday, Trump’s former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, was sent home today to serve the rest of his prison sentence. The decision was made in light of the spread of the coronavirus in the New York prison system. Michael Cohen acted as a fixer for Donald Trump before his presidency. Cohen pleaded guilty to an array of charges, including, violating two campaign finance laws in which he helped pay hush money to two women who claimed to have affairs with Donald Trump. One alleged affair was with adult film actress, Stormy Daniels which took place while Melania Trump was pregnant. Cohen was sentenced to three years.
The move is not surprising in light of the pandemic. The New York prison system has been releasing a slew of nonviolent offenders and those who are most likely to contract the virus. New York is currently the epicenter of the pandemic and its prisoners are extremely vulnerable. Cohen was transferred into quarantine with other soon to be released prisoners once the decision was made to release him.
Before going to prison, Cohen implicated President Trump in the scheme to pay off Stormy Daniels and another woman. Trump was not called by name but was called an individual one. Cohen stated in court that he acted “in coordination with and at the direction of” individual one. Cohen pleaded guilty to other charges related to taxes, as well.
Trump is reportedly not happy with Cohen’s release according to some close to the President told CNN. It will interesting to hear a reaction from President Trump.