A teaser for Michael Cohen’s book about his time as Donald Trump’s lawyer and fixer and his fall from grace was released on Thursday after the U.S. Department of Justice issued a gag order to stop the book’s publication, which was later dropped.
The book, entitled Disloyal: The True Story of the Former Personal Advocate for President Donald J Trump, is expected to be released sometime in September ahead of the November presidential election.
Cohen claimed pre-sale and tweeted about it Thursday.
In the book’s preface, Cohen, 53, mentions that he wrote in his federal prison cell in upstate New York in his green incarcerated uniform.
He talks about his feelings of confusion at the declining violation of the President of the United States after years of being “Trump’s first call every morning and his last call every night.”
“In some ways, I knew him better than even his family did because I testified about the real man,” he writes, calling Trump a man, a predator, a racist, a bully and a liar.
In his cell, Cohen spent about a year serving a three-year sentence on federal charges of tax evasion, making false statements, lying to Congress and facilitating illegal payments to ask women about their alleged relationship with Trump in the past, which the president denies. But Cohen was released in May for fear that Covid-19 would spread to federal prisons.
After tweeting that he was almost done with his book in July, Cohen was sent back to jail. The ACLU ended up going into a lawsuit on his behalf to get him out, saying he was retaliated against by the authorities, which was ultimately a success. A gag order from the Justice Department to halt the publication of the book was also dropped.
Up until the book, Cohen writes: “My insatiable desire to please Trump to gain power for myself, the fatal mistake that led to my destruction, was a faustic business: I would do anything to accumulate, exercise, maintain, exercise , harness the power. In this way, Donald Trump and I were the most similar … soulmates. “
Cohen describes driving to Washington DC from his home in New York ready to testify before Congress during the Trump-Russia investigation and to be afraid that someone would try to kill him, which is why he did not fly or take a train. after receiving hundreds of death threats to turn against the president.
“I was wearing a baseball cap and sunglasses, and I kept the speedometer at 80, so I avoided the gaze of other drivers,” he writes.
He also says he had had a panic attack and sobbed before testifying. He addressed Congress in February 2019, accusing Trump of criminal conspiracy, saying that when Trump was the Republican candidate in 2016, he was aware of the infamous office meeting in the Trump Tower in New York between members of his presidential campaign, including his son Donald Trump Jr., and a Russian lawyer with ties to the Kremlin to receive malicious information about Hillary Clinton.
In his preface, he warns: “In these dangerous days, I see the Republican Party and Trump supporters threatening the Constitution – which is in far greater danger than is commonly understood – and following one of humanity’s worst impulses: the desire for power for everyone. price. “
The Trump administration has tried and failed to stop some high-profile narratives. A condemning book by former National Security Adviser John Bolton, The Room Where It Happened, was released in June, while the thrilling and personal book Too Much and Never Enough, by Trump’s niece Mary L Trump, was released in July.