Cohen upset Trump hasn't been prosecuted: 'I'm not the one that slept with the porn star'

Cohen upset Trump hasn't been prosecuted: 'I'm not the one that slept with the porn star'
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Michael CohenMichael Dean CohenRosenstein to testify as part of Graham's Russia investigation probe The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Mnuchin: More COVID-19 congressional action ahead Cohen released from federal prison to home confinement due to coronavirus concerns MORE, the former personal attorney to President TrumpDonald John TrumpDonald Trump and Joe Biden create different narratives for the election The hollowing out of the CDC Poll: Biden widens lead over Trump to 10 points MORE, is reportedly upset that he was prosecuted and Trump hasn't been, according to an interview with The New Yorker published on Monday.

“You are going to find me guilty of campaign finance, with [Karen] McDougal or Stormy [Daniels], and give me three years — really? And how come I’m the only one? I didn’t work for the campaign. I worked for him," Cohen told The New Yorker.


"And how come I’m the one that’s going to prison? I’m not the one that slept with the porn star," he added, referring to Trump's alleged affair with adult-film actress Stormy Daniels.

Cohen pleaded guilty last year to eight federal charges, including campaign finance violations stemming from a scheme to silence Daniels and ex-Playboy model McDougal with payments ahead of the 2016 presidential election. 

Both Daniels and McDougal claimed they had affairs with Trump. Federal prosecutors in New York implicated Trump in the crime, saying Cohen "acted in coordination with and at the direction of" Trump in making the payments. 

Cohen also pleaded guilty to several other charges, including bank and tax fraud.

He was sentenced in December to three years in prison and is scheduled to report to prison early next month.