Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here.A federal judge forcefully denied Michael Cohen’s request to either be set free early or serve the rest of his sentence under home confinement after he claimed that the coronavirus outbreak presents a danger that makes it unsafe for him to remain in prison.Judge William H. Pauley III was not swayed by Cohen’s request for leniency. To the contrary, he suggested the outbreak made for a cynical justification for the former Trump attorney’s request after a previous attempt to secure a lighter sentence failed.MICHAEL COHEN SHARES PETITION FOR TRUMP ADMINISTRATION TO SEND PRISONERS HOME DURING CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK”Apparently searching for a new argument to justify a modification of his sentence to home confinement, Cohen now raises the specter of COVID-19,” Pauley wrote in a Tuesday order. “That Cohen would seek to single himself out for release to home confinement appears to be just another effort to inject himself into the news cycle.”Last week, Cohen appeared to try a different avenue for early release, as his Twitter account shared an online petition calling for the president to have the Federal Bureau of Prisons allow prisoners like him to be


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