REVERSAL: No Early Release From Prison For Cohen

The Daily Beast reports:

Michael Cohen, President Trump’s longtime lawyer and fixer who was due to be released from federal prison to house arrest on Friday will remain behind bars, two people familiar with the situation told The Daily Beast.

It was unclear what prompted the last-minute decision to not release Cohen after he – along with other prisoners – had spent 14-days in quarantine at the minimum security facility in Otisville, NY had become overrun with COVID-19.

The Daily Beast reported that Cohen had been writing a book behind bars and was preparing to spill the beans about his time as Trump’s bagman, which involved two hush-money payments to women Trump allegedly had affairs with.