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"Michael communicated this morning that the New York Post story today about Omarosa Manigault Newman visiting him in prison is FALSE,” Eleanor McManus, Cohen's spokeswoman, wrote in a statement. “Omarosa was never at Otisville, did not cause a security issue as the Post falsely reported (she never visited the prison), and she is not his personal advisor. She has communicated with Michael through letters to the prison as a friend."
Cohen’s statement comes a day after the New York Post published a story claiming Manigault Newman visited Cohen in prison, with an unnamed source saying she “apparently has taken on the role of his personal adviser/coach” and that she is “helping him get through this since they share a common disdain for the president.”
The story did not specify when Manigault Newman came to the prison but said it was “sometime around late June.”
The New York Post did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Hill.
Cohen previously served as Trump’s personal attorney and vice president of the Trump Organization, while Manigault Newman starred on a season of Trump’s reality series, “The Apprentice,” before serving as a White House communications aide.
Both have severed ties with the president, who Cohen claimed told him to make payments to cover up an alleged affair with adult-film star Stormy Daniels. Manigault Newman had a high-profile departure from the White House in December 2017 and later revealed that she had secretly recorded then-chief of staff John KellyJohn Francis KellyMORE firing her in the Oval Office.
Cohen, 53, is serving a three-year sentence at a federal prison in Otisville, N.Y., for campaign violations and fraud, among other crimes.