President Trump’s former fixer Michael Cohen was sprung from prison Thursday due to coronavirus concerns, according to reports.
The 53-year-old, who was once Trump’s personal attorney, was serving a three-year sentence for his role in paying hush money to porn star Stormy Daniels and Playboy model Karen McDougal, as well as financial crimes and lying to Congress.
Both women claimed to have had affairs with Trump.
Cohen, who was released from Otisville prison in upstate New York, arrived at his pad at Trump Park Avenue on Thursday morning, climbing out of a gray Mercedes wearing jeans, a baseball cap and a face mask.
“I am so glad to be home and back with my family,” he tweeted Thursday. “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 served a little more than a year behind bars and is expected to serve the remainder of his sentence in home confinement, sources told Reuters.
He had been eligible for release from prison in November 2021.
Cohen’s bid for compassionate release was shot down by a federal judge in March — but his early release was granted Wednesday by the federal Bureau of Prisons.
At the time, his lawyer said BOP was “demonstrably incapable of safeguarding and treating BOP inmates who are obliged to live in close quarters and are at an enhanced risk of catching coronavirus.”
Last week, Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort was also sprung early from prison over coronavirus fears.