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Judge orders Michael Cohen to be released to home confinement

A federal judge on Thursday ordered President Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen to be released from prison and into home confinement, ruling that the Justice Department retaliated against him over his planned tell-all book about the president.

Catch up quick: Cohen was released from federal prison in New York in May to serve his three-year sentence at home due to the coronavirus pandemic. But he was imprisoned again this month after officials said he refused the conditions of his home confinement, including refraining from speaking to the media. The judge ruled that barring Cohen from writing a book curbed his First Amendment rights.

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