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This image, distributed by Skyhorse Publishing, shows the cover of Donald Trump’s former personal attorney Michael Cohen’s new book, « Disloyal: The True Story of the Former Personal Attorney to President Donald J. Trump. » (Courtesy of Skyhorse Publishing via AP)
NEW YORK (AP) – Michael Cohen’s memoir of the United States president will be published Sept. 8 by Skyhorse Publishing, which confirmed the news to The Associated Press on Thursday. The book is called « Disloyal: The True Story of the Former Personal Attorney to President Donald J. Trump » (« Unfair: The true story of the former personal attorney of President Donald J. Trump »).
« ‘Disloyal’ is the most devastating corporate and political horror story of the century, » Skyhorse said in a statement to the AP. “This is a story that they have not read in newspapers or on social networks, or seen on television. This is a story that only someone who has worked for Trump 24 hours a day for a decade – not just for a few months or even a couple of years – could know. «
Earlier in the day, Cohen had released the foreword to his book, where he says of his former boss: “He wouldn’t mind if I was dead.” The attorney did not name the publisher of the book and, as of noon Thursday, he was not listed in Amazon.com or at Barnes & Noble.com.
Cohen is finishing the last two years of a three-year jail sentence after pleading guilty to campaign financing charges and lying to Congress. He left the prison under house arrest in May amid the coronavirus pandemic and returned in July after announcing that he planned to publish « Disloyal. » The United States government abandoned its effort to silence Cohen at the end of last month following an agreement reached between the executive’s attorneys and Cohen’s Danya Perry, who lifted their veto on him speaking in public.
The charges against Cohen stem from his efforts to manage payments during the 2016 presidential campaign to prevent adult film actress Stormy Daniels and model Karen McDougal from discussing their alleged extramarital affairs with Trump, who has denied them. Cohen said Trump ordered him to make the payments.
Skyhorse has a history of publishing books on controversial figures. Last spring he edited Woody Allen’s memoirs, which had been rejected by the Hachette Book Group.