“In a way, I know him better than his family because I’ve seen real men, in strip clubs, shady business meetings and in moments. unguarded as he reveals his true self: a con man, a liar, a con man, a bully, a racist, a predator, a scam, “Cohen wrote in the 3,700-word release.
“Michael Cohen’s book is fan fiction. He’s willing to admit he often lies but hope people believe him now so he can make money selling books. The news is exploiting this sad and desperate man to attack President Trump, “White Deputy House Press Secretary Brian Morgenstern said.
The White House did not address Cohen̵7;s specific statements in the book’s preface.
The website and the preface are starting to campaign publicly for Cohen’s claimed exposure over the decade he’s spent working as Trump’s corrector. Cohen said he plans to release the book in September so that it will be available ahead of the presidential election.
Cohen has not revealed who published the book. On his website, he is selling signed copies for $ 40 and unsigned hardcover for $ 32.50.
Now, Cohen is launching his advertising campaign. It started on Thursday when Cohen posted an “coming soon” tweet along with a copy of the cover, which depicts a photo of him wearing a suit imposed on the bars of the cell.
In the preface, Cohen wrote that he had received threats, intended to commit suicide and was panicked on the day of his public testimony before Congress, during his first public broadcast in his working years. to Trump after pleading guilty.
Cohen wrote that he was a “amnesiac stalker” who acted as Trump’s designated bully, repairman and thug.
Cohen wrote: “I took on his behalf to be tough on contractors, severed his business partners, lied to wife Melania to hide his adultery, bullied and yelled at Who threatens Trump’s path to power ”.
“Our mobile phones have the same address book, our contacts are so tightly entwined, overlapping, and so intimately part of my job that it is part of my job to deal with countless queries and requests. , big or small, from Trump’s countless wealthy and famous acquaintances, “he wrote.
Cohen also addressed the investigation by former special counsel Robert Mueller of Russian interference in the 2016 election and his role in the Trump Tower Moscow project.
When Cohen pleaded guilty, he admitted that he lied when he told Congress that discussions on the project were over before Trump’s campaign took off in earnest – in fact, They continued well into the 2016 campaign, he said – and on his communications with members of the Trump family.
“Trump colluded with the Russians, but not in the subtle ways his detractors imagined. I also knew that Mueller’s investigation was not a witch hunt. Trump was cheating. In the election, with the relevance of Russia, as you will discover in these pages, because do anything – and I mean anything – so ‘win’ is always the model his business and his way of life, “Cohen wrote.
Cohen did not provide details on how Trump was accused of cheating.
He accused Trump of “trying to hint at the world of President Vladimir Putin and his accomplices are corrupt billionaire tycoons. I know because I personally ran the deal and kept it. for Trump and his children to be closely informed about all the updates, even if the candidate blatantly lied the American people saying, ‘without Russian collusion, I have no transaction with Russia … without Russia. ‘
In a court filing, Cohen also said that the book would provide “graphical and unattractive details of the President’s behavior behind closed doors” including “Trump’s explicit anti-Semitic remarks. and racist remarks against black leaders like Presidents Barack Obama and Nelson Mandela, none of them are considered true leaders or worthy of respect by their race. “He said the book will be based on personal anecdotes and” documentary evidence. “
Trump’s attorneys sent Cohen a decommissioning letter earlier this year to block the book’s publication. Cohen’s lawyer, Danya Perry, told CNN “New Date” last month that the letter said Cohen signed a nondisclosure agreement but the lawyer had no memory of signing one.
Perry said at the time she wouldn’t be surprised if there was no other legal attempt to stop the book from being published.
“There is certainly a pattern out there, but I expect, as with some of the previous rulings we’ve seen, that attempt will fail and this book will be published before the election, “she said.
Last week Cohen informed the judge overseeing his release that an anonymous political action committee had suggested he work to provide advisory services and appear in the media. . Cohen was unable to start any work without the approval of the Prison Bureau, according to the terms of his prison.