Associated Press

Associated Press 21 May 2020

Trump attorney Michael Cohen out of prison


President Donald Trump's longtime personal lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen was released from federal prison Thursday to serve the remainder of his sentence at home. (May 21)

Here are the top stories for Thursday, May 21st: President Trump heads to Michigan Ford plant; Trump expects new Open Skies deal after US quits, Trump attorney Michael Cohen out of prison; Graduates optimistic as they face tight job market. (May 21)

Michael Cohen, the lawyer and long-time confidante of President Trump, famously testified against the president after being indicted in relation to the Mueller investigation. Now, he's making an appeal to his former employer from behind bars. Cohen is leading a petition to release non-violent prisoners in the wake of the coronavirus's deadly spread through the country's prisons. Among other famous prisoners asking for release are Bernie Madoff, R. Kelly and Bill Cosby.
President Trump walked out of his daily news briefing after just 22 minutes - a day after suggesting Americans should dose themselves with disinfectant.

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