[Ed. – If you try sometimes, you just might find … you get what you need. Funny as heck. I’ve never though Cohen — who independently of all else is a sleazeball –should remain locked up while murderers and rapists are released due to COVID scares. Now a judge who probably would otherwise be just fine with Cohen’s continued incarceration has him released, over the possibility that he was bagged and sent back (after an earlier release) because he’s publishing a scurrilous book about Trump. Such is the long, and very crooked, arm of Trump derangement.]
U.S. President Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen was ordered released from prison and will return to home confinement on Friday after a federal judge found he was a target of retaliation for planning to publish a book about the president.
Cohen was sent home from prison in May because of the coronavirus pandemic.
He was shackled again on July 9 after he questioned an agreement that barred him from publishing his book, engaging with news organizations and posting on social media. Judge Alvin Hellerstein said he had never in his 21 years on the bench seen a provision barring a prisoner from speaking to the media. “How can I take any other inference but that it was retaliatory?”