Recently sprung jailbird Michael Cohen wished his Twitter followers a happy July 4th — just hours after being splashed on The Post’s front page, dining al fresco at a posh Upper East Side restaurant.
“Wishing everyone a #safe and #happy #4thofJuly2020,” President Trump’s former lawyer posted in a 7:28 a.m tweet, which featured an image of an American flag and fireworks.
Cohen, 53, was released from the Federal Correctional Institution at Otisville, New York on May 20 over COVID-19 concerns. He’s supposed to be serving three-year sentence for his role in paying hush money to porn star Stormy Daniels and Playboy model Karen McDougal, bank fraud, tax evasion and lying to Congress.
At the time of his release, Cohen was only 10 months into his prison term.
Experts, such as ex-federal Bureau of Prisons official Cameron Lindsay, have said the jaunt to Le Bilboquet didn’t pass the smell test.
“I find it unusual that he’s out to dinner,” said Lindsay, now working as an expert witness and consultant.
Cohen’s lawyer Jeffrey K. Levine, insisted that Cohen “is currently on furlough” and “did not violate any of the terms and conditions of his release.”
Some former Trump staffers ripped Cohen’s snack attack.
“Michael Cohen eating at NYC restaurant could land him back in prison. Revoke his bail?” tweeted Corey Lewandowski, a former manager for Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign.
Former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser Carter Page branded the display an “ostentatious summertime scene.”
The president’s son, Donald Trump Jr., also weighed in.
“Don’t worry they’ll only enforce a crime against someone who’s pro Trump not someone who tries to turns against him for a lesser sentence. I’m sure Michael, won’t get in trouble for breaking the terms of his house arrest he’s above the law,” he said in a tweet of his own.
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