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Ex-Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen Returns to NYC Apartment After Release from Prison Due to COVID-19

Michael Cohen will serve the remainder of his three-year sentence at home

5/21/2020 11:17:00 PM

Ex-Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen Returns to NYC Apartment After Release from Prison Due to COVID-19

Michael Cohen will serve the remainder of his three-year sentence at home

John Minchillo/AP/ShutterstockPresident Donald Trump's former attorney, Michael Cohen, was released from federal prison on Thursday morning and will serve the rest of his three-year sentence from home, his spokesperson tells PEOPLE.Cohen, 53, arrived back at his New York City apartment wearing a dark blazer, a protective face mask and a University of Miami baseball cap. He was released because of the growing concern about coronavirus outbreaks in prisons.

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Get push notifications with news, features and more.+FollowingYou'll get the latest updates on this topic in your browser notifications."I am so glad to be home and back with my family," Cohen tweeted early Thursday afternoon. "There is so much I want to say and intend to say. But now is not the right time. Soon. Thank you to all my friends and supporters."

Cohen, who once described himself as Trump's "fixer," went from the president's friend to foe after cooperating with federal authorities on investigations into the 2016 election.Cohen was sentenced to three years in federal prison in late 2018 after telling authorities he helped coordinate hush payments to a number of women on Trump's behalf, including to Stormy Daniels, in an effort to keep the president's past alleged affairs quiet ahead of the election.

The president's longtime lawyer, who represented Trump from 2006 until 2018, also pleaded guilty to lying to Congress about a Russian real estate project the president was working to complete during his 2016 campaign. Trump's 2016 election bid has been investigated for alleged ties to Russian interference, which critics claim helped the president win the historic, shocking election.

RELATED:Rosie O'Donnell Opens Up About Surprising Trump-Related Project: Giving His Ex-Lawyer Advice on a Tell-AllImage zoomMichael Cohen arrives back at his New York City apartment Thursday morning after being released from federal prison. He will serve the remainder of his three-year sentence from home, a spokesperson tells PEOPLE.

JUSTIN LANE/EPA-EFE/ShutterstockCohen has reportedly been writing a tell-all memoir about his days working for Trump while he's been in prison over the last year. According to actress and famed Trump rival, Rosie O'Donnell, the former attorney's tell-all is "pretty spicy."

The pair's unlikely friendship started over personal letters while Cohen was in prison and ended in O'Donnell visiting him at the Federal Correctional Institution, Otisville, in upstate New York to offer writing advice as the president's ex-lawyer continues to work on the project.

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this article is a fucking lie. he was convicted on 5 charges, tax evasion, lying to congress. But you want to make readers believe it was for paying Stormy Daniels. Scumbags! It’s a great time in America to be white and rich You have to be kidding me Hold tf up. If I read this correctly then someone please explicate how realDonaldTrump didn’t get locked up!? 🤦🏽‍♂️

Michael Cohen, Disgraced Ex-Trump Lawyer, to Be Released From Prison: Live UpdatesMichael Cohen will be released from a federal prison on Thursday on furlough, a Bureau of Prisons spokeswoman said. He had asked to be released over health concerns tied to the coronavirus. Why not? The other crooks are still free, Trump, Pence, Pompeo, Ivanka, Jared, Eric, Don Jr, Barr, Giuliana, Stone, 2 Senators on inside stock trading, Hannity and the rest of his minions 😂😂 The 'of' before 'mourners' is a typo in 'Mr. de Blasio personally oversaw the dispersal of a crowd of 2,500 of mourners.' _jasonbailey_ 'with' is a typo in 'The new rule comes just before with the Jewish holiday of Shavuot on May 28.' _jasonbailey_

Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen released from US prisonPresident Trump’s longtime personal lawyer Michael Cohen was released from federal prison to serve the remainder of his sentence at home, according to a person familiar with the matter. Cohen was freed as part of an attempt to slow coronavirus in prisons. Now we can play Candy Land together! He better let me win! Will someone send Mike into my office? I need a fresh diapy. Trumpism translator for hire, will work for room and board. Now FreeRealityWinner FreeRealityWinnerNOW CompassionateRelease4Reality

Trump's Ex-Lawyer Michael Cohen Will Be Released to Home ConfinementPresident Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen will be released from a federal prison due to coronavirus concerns and is expected to serve the rest of his three-year sentence from home. LOL ProjectLincoln !!!! Ridiculous

Report: Trump's Ex-Attorney Michael Cohen To Be Released From Prison On ThursdayHis sentence was meant to last until November 2021. then asked to become vice president after that 😁🤣😄😂 How long before he’s dead? Over/Under: 45 days. He needs to be protected against the Trump virus now.

Trump's ex-lawyer Michael Cohen exits prison early over coronavirus fearsMichael Cohen, U.S. President Donald Trump 's former personal attorney, returned to his New York home on Thursday after being released early from a federal prison due to concerns he could be exposed to the novel coronavirus there. This is bullshit. The privilege, it’s SICKENING. Michael needs to go on every news show that Trump doesn’t watch and spill all of the shit he didn’t say, he owes nothing and he’s able to do so now that he’s out of prison. Is everyone coming out?🤔🇺🇸

Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen to be released from prisonMichael Cohen will be released from federal prison Thursday and is expected to serve the remainder of his sentence at home. This headline is incorrect he will be spending the reminder of his sentence split between the CNN and MSNBC's couch in their green rooms Now, he should hire a food-taster.