Michael Cohen Seeks to Revive Lawsuit Against Trump, Barr for Alleged Retaliation

Michael Cohen, a former attorney of former President Donald Trump, has asked an appeals court to revive an earlier lawsuit that sought damages from Trump and Trump administration officials, after claiming he was imprisoned in retaliation for publishing a book criticizing Trump.
“The head of the executive branch wielded his power to have one of his critics silenced, thrown back into prison, and kept in conditions dangerous to his health,” Cohen’s lawyers wrote in a 30-page brief filed with the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan on Monday.
Cohen was Trump’s attorney from 2006 to 2018 and was a vice president of the Trump Organization. He was sentenced to three years in prison in 2018 for federal charges related to campaign finance violations. He reported to prison in May 2019….

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