Michael Cohen has 'more information' on Trump, lawyer says

Michael Cohen: Trump’s former lawyer ‘has written tell-all book about president’ because he has ‘nothing left to lose’

‘He told me he is going to spill the beans. What has he got to lose now?’

Dave Maclean
New York
Sunday 19 April 2020 15:48

Donald Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, has spent his time behind bars writing a potentially explosive tell-all book about life with the president, reports say.

Three people familiar with the project told The Daily Beast that Cohen – who is being released early from prison over coronavirus fears – has penned the book.

He’s been incarcerated since last May at a minimum security facility in New York State after being convicted of financial crimes which included hush-money payments to a Playboy playmate and porn star who alleged affairs with Trump.

Actor Tom Arnold has stayed in contact with Cohen during his time inside, and told the publication: “It’s like Jaws – you don’t see Jaws very much, but you hear the music, and for Trump he knows Michael is coming and Trump better hear the Jaws music.”

He added: “He told me he is going to spill the beans. What has he got to lose now?”

Publishing industry figures reportedly believe Cohen could earn a six-figure sum for the book.

Trump has denied the affairs and says he did not direct Cohen to commit a crime.

Last year when rumours of a Cohen book swirled, the president lashed out on Twitter, saying: “Congress must demand the transcript of Michael Cohen’s new book, given to publishers a short time ago. Your heads will spin when you see the lies, misrepresentations and contradictions against his Thursday testimony. Like a different person! He is totally discredited!”

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