- The Washington Times - Monday, November 22, 2021

Michael Cohen, the ex-attorney and “fixer” to former President Donald Trump, was freed from house arrest on Monday.

Cohen had been counting down the days on Twitter and hinted he will stay in the limelight, starting with a television hit on CNN.

“The official end to the #CohenConfinementCountdown…This is what freedom finally looks like!” Cohen tweeted from the driver’s seat of his car while holding up an envelope, presumably containing papers related to his release.

Cohen received a three-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to tax evasion and campaign finance violations related to allegations he paid off women who planned to claim before the 2016 election that they had affairs with Mr. Trump.

Once a loyal foot soldier in the Trump Organization, Cohen broke dramatically with Mr. Trump and implicated the business in financial crimes in testimony before Congress. He also wrote a book titled, “Disloyal.”

Cohen spent time in prison before serving the final year or so of his three-year sentence in his Park Avenue apartment in New York City.

• Tom Howell Jr. can be reached at thowell@washingtontimes.com.

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