This book almost didn’t see the light of day as
government officials tried to bar its publication.
“Judge Orders Cohen Release, Citing ‘Retaliation’ Over Tell-All Book.
A judge agreed that federal officials had returned Michael D. Cohen to prison because he wanted to publish a book about President Trump.”
The New York Times
“I make the finding that the purpose of transferring Mr. Cohen from furlough and home confinement to jail is retaliatory. And it’s retaliatory because of his desire to exercise his First Amendment rights to publish a book and to discuss anything about the book or anything else he wants on social media and with others.”
Judge Alvin K. Hellersteinof Federal District Court
“Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen released from prison, again, after judge says book ban was retaliation.”
“The idea Michael Cohen is sitting in solitary confinement because he won’t sign papers committing not to publish a book is unfathomable. This is the United States of America. We don’t send people to solitary confinement because they want to write a book.”
Alan DershowitzAuthor of THE CASE AGAINST IMPEACHING TRUMP
“Michael Cohen’s book to allege Trump made racist comments about Obama and Nelson Mandela, lawsuit says.”
The Washington Post
“Michael Cohen was sent back to prison as a retaliatory act over tell-all book about Trump, federal judge rules.”