The saga of Michael Cohen is a silly, sad affair when you really get down to the nitty-gritty of it.
This is a man whose close relationship with a sitting President couldn’t save him from himself and his need to lie to Congress. This is a man who then went back to Congress with more damning allegations against the Commander in Chief and expected the nation to believe him.
It’s almost unfathomable that this man is a lawyer at all.
Now, as if to prove this point, Cohen has squandered the leniency just recently bestowed upon him by the courts.
Cohen, the former attorney for President Trump who was imprisoned last year after pleading guilty to several charges, was released from a federal prison in upstate New York in May amid concerns over coronavirus.
“Today, Michael Cohen refused the conditions of his home confinement and as a result, has been returned to a BOP facility,” the statement said. “On May 21, 2020, Mr. Cohen was placed on furlough pending placement on home confinement.”
Cohen’s attorney Jeffrey Levine told Fox News that Cohen had been negotiating terms of home confinement with an ankle bracelet and had traveled to the offices of federal prosecutors in the Southern District of New York to “discuss terms and conditions” of federal monitoring.
Cohen’s mistake was flagrant.
Recent reports said Cohen was seen at a restaurant in Manhattan, which raised concerns that he was in violation of his home confinement terms. Levine did not say whether this is connected to his client going back behind bars.
Let’s hope that the steak was worth it.
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