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Michael Cohen Sues U.S., Trump Over Alleged Book Retaliation

Michael Cohen

Michael Cohen

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Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen sued the U.S. government and Donald Trump for revoking his home confinement in alleged retaliation for publishing a book. 

The lawsuit, which also names former Attorney General William Barr as a defendant, seeks unspecified compensatory and punitive damages. Cohen says the efforts to quash the book was “one instance in a long line of retaliatory measures” taken by Trump, his family and associates, “in the weaponization of his administration against his enemies” -- noting attempts to stop similar books by John Bolton and Trump’s niece Mary.