VT: Cohen has the real facts behind dozens of rape accusations against Trump including several child rape and one child murder charge…that crooked courts handled as ‘civil cases.’
Daily Beast: A Manhattan federal judge on Thursday allowed Michael Cohen to be released from prison this week after finding that authorities “retaliated” against the former Trump lawyer for his plans to publish a tell-all book about the president.
BREAKING: A federal judge just ordered the release of Michael Cohen to home confinement.
This ruling in our case is a victory for the First Amendment.
— ACLU (@ACLU) July 23, 2020
Breaking via CNBC: A federal judge has ordered Michael Cohen released from prison by Friday afternoon.
The judge found that Cohen was sent back to prison in retaliation for not agreeing to not to publish a book about Trump while on furlough from prison.https://t.co/AwxhBLJiOR
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) July 23, 2020
“I cannot believe fairly that there was not a purpose to stop the exercise of First Amendment rights,” U.S. District Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein stated Thursday, adding “it is retaliatory because of his efforts to exercise his First Amendment rights.”
On July 9, he was ordered back to prison. His legal team alleged he questioned an agreement that barred him from publishing the book—prompting Cohen to sue Attorney General William Barr and the Bureau of Prisons director last week.
During a virtual hearing, Hellerstein ruled that Cohen could return to home confinement without restrictions based on his First Amendment rights. Agreeing with Cohen’s legal team that the former Trump lawyer was sent back to prison in an act of “retaliation” over his upcoming book, Hellerstein’s decision on Thursday means that Cohen is free to write his tell-all.
Hellerstein stated that Cohen will be released to home confinement at 2 p.m. on Friday.