“In a way, I knew him better than his family did, because I testified about the real man, in strip clubs, in shady business meetings, and in the precarious moments when he found out who was with him. true: a deceiver, a liar, etc. a deceiver, a bully, a racist, a predator, a united man, “Cohen wrote in the 3,700-word edition.
“Michael Cohen’s book is a fiction fan. He willingly admits to lying routinely but expects people to believe him now so that he can make money from book sales. It is unfortunate that the media is exploiting this man. sad and desperate to attack President Trump, “White said Deputy Home Secretary Brian Morgenstern.
The White House did not address the specific allegations made by Cohen in the book̵7;s preface.
The website and preface are starting with the publicity campaign for Cohen’s claims expose in the decade he spent working as Trump regulator. Cohen has said he plans to release the book in September, in order to be available before the presidential election.
Cohen has not revealed who is publishing the book. On his website he is selling signed copies for $ 40 and unsigned hardcovers for $ 32.50.
Now, Cohen is starting his publicity campaign. It began Thursday when Cohen tweeted “soon” along with a copy of the book cover, which depicts a photo of him wearing a suit being imposed on the bars of a prison cell.
In the preface, Cohen writes that he received threats, contemplated suicide, and had a panic attack on the day of his public testimony before Congress, in what would be the first public broadcast of his years working for Trump after pleading guilty. .
Cohen wrote that he was a “crazy follower” who acted as Trump’s particular bully, fixer and thief.
“I stiffened contractors on his behalf, fired his business partners, lied to his wife Melania to hide his sexual infidelities, and harassed and shouted at anyone who threatened Trump’s path to power,” Cohen wrote.
“Our cell phones had the same address books, our contacts so intertwined, overlapping and intimate that part of my job was to deal with endless questions and requests, no matter how big or small, from the countless rich and famous acquaintances. of Trump, “he wrote.
Cohen also addressed the investigation by former special adviser Robert Mueller about Russia’s interference in the 2016 election and his role in the Trump Tower Moscow project.
When Cohen pleaded guilty, he admitted he lied when he told Congress that discussions on the project ended before Trump’s campaign began in earnest – indeed, he said, they continued well in the 2016 campaign – and on his communications with members of the Trump family.
“Trump had clashed with the Russians, but not in the sophisticated ways imagined by his destroyers. I also knew that the Mueller investigation was not a witch hunt. Trump had cheated in the election, with Russian knowledge, as you will discover in these “because doing nothing – and I mean nothing – winning” has always been his business model and way of life, “Cohen wrote.
Cohen does not provide details on how Trump allegedly cheated.
He claims that Trump “tried to insinuate into the world of President Vladimir Putin and his group of corrupt billionaire oligarchs. I know because I personally ran that deal and kept Trump and his kids closely informed about it.” all the updates, even though the candidate lied falsely to the American people saying, “there is no Russian confusion, I have no relations with Russia … there is no Russia.”
In a court appearance, Cohen also said the book would provide “graphic and seductive details about the President’s behavior behind closed doors” including Trump’s essentially anti-Semitic speeches and virulently racist remarks against such Black leaders as President Barack Obama and “Nelson Mandela, etc., neither of whom he regarded as true leaders or worthy of respect because of their race.” He said the book would be based on personal anecdotes and “documentary evidence”.
Trump’s lawyers sent Cohen a letter of resignation and wishes earlier this year to block the publication of the book. Cohen’s lawyer, Danya Perry, told CNN “New Day” last month that the letter said Cohen signed a non-disclosure agreement, but the lawyer had no recollection of his signing.
Perry said at the time she would not be surprised if there were no other legal attempt to block the publication of the book.
“Of course there is a pattern there, but I expect, as with some of the previous decisions we have seen, that the effort will not be successful and this book will be published before the election,” she said.
Last week Cohen informed the judge overseeing his release that an unnamed political action committee had offered him employment to provide counseling and media coverage services. Cohen can not start any work without the approval of the Bureau of Prisons, under the terms of his restriction.