Cohen has worked on the new book for about a month and is almost done with the outline, he said. While Skyhorse published his first book, he said he was in discussions with multiple publishers on the new one and hoped to publish it in 2021.
Chapters of the new book are expected to include discussions of the warrant for the raid of his office and hotel room, as well as his views of the prosecutors who went after him, the banks and other witnesses who worked with the Justice Department, the judges who worked on his case, the Christopher Steele dossier and how government officials dealt with him.
Although he was sentenced to three years in prison for tax fraud and lying charges, he was released from prison in late July and is serving the rest of his sentence in home confinement.
The charges that Cohen pleaded guilty to were tax evasion, misrepresentation to a bank and campaign finance violations, but the book will seek to unravel the entire case and expose the tough tactics often used by prosecutors to obtain convictions, Cohen said.
“The suggestion that President Trump weaponized the Southern District of New York is truly laughable,” said a Justice Department official when asked about the book. “It’s a joke.”
Prosecutors said that Trump directed Cohen in hush money payments designed to sway the 2016 presidential election. Cohen also later pleaded guilty with former special counsel Robert Mueller to lying to Congress, reportedly at the direction of Trump, about work he did during the election on an aborted Trump Tower project in Russia.
Asked about what he’s doing besides book writing and his new podcast, Cohen said on Wednesday: “That I won’t discuss, what else I’m doing other than working every day to make amends with my wife, my daughter, my son and the country.”