Praise for Michael Cohen and Revenge: How Donald Trump Weaponized the US Department of Justice Against His Critics . . .
"Michael Cohen has a strong voice in standing up to power and speaking for fairness and justice in the American political and judicial systems. He has seen it all from many angles, and the bumps and bruises have shaped his refreshing, truthful voice." —Congressman Steve Cohen (D-TN)
"I know Michael Cohen well enough to vouch for him telling us the truth about Donald Trump." — John Dean, former White House counsel to President Richard Nixon
"Michael Cohen made his amends, and he paid a severe price for it. But that was not good enough for "Individual #1," Donald Trump. He and his DOJ cronies embarked on an ugly campaign of revenge, which Cohen details in this must-read volume." — Norm Eisen, former U.S. ambassador, and co-counsel for the House Judiciary Committee during the first impeachment and trial of President Donald Trump
"Michael Cohen illustrates that it is never too late to become a truth-teller. He is a parrhessiastes int he true Greek sense of the word — willing to speak truth to power, despite the risk of retaliation by those who would like to see him silenced." —Asha Rangappa, Senior Lecturer at the Yale University’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs
"Michael Cohen knows Donald Trump’s twisted mind and insatiable lust for dominance better than anyone else. When Cohen writes about Trump we should pay close attention." — David Cay Johnston, author of the New York Times bestseller, The Making of Donald Trump
"Michael Cohen's Revenge is like Michael himself: no b.s., right to the point, and driven by relentless energy to tell America the hard truths about why it's so vital to hold Donald Trump accountable for his crimes in and out of the White House." — Rick Wilson, author of the New York Times bestseller Everything Trump Touches Dies
“Nobody in America exists at the intersection of Donald Trump and the justice system like Michael Cohen does. Cohen’s experience as Donald Trump’s lawyer, as a defendant in a case tied to Trump’s disregard for the law and, ultimately, as a felon, is uniquely relevant where both justice and democracy in America are in peril.” — Ali Velshi, MSNBC anchor and host of "Velshi"
"There's so much more to Michael Cohen's story than many people realize. This time around, Cohen is on a mission. He takes you along for the ride in his uniquely unvarnished style, as he seeks justice and redemption." — Tara Setmayer, former CNN and ABC News political commentator, and former GOP Communications Director on Capitol Hill
"Michael Cohen exposed Trump's crimes. He testified about them to Congress. He brought receipts, revealing to the American people the campaign finance crimes he committed with, for the benefit of, and at the direction of "Individual #1" — Donald Trump. And Michael paid the price. Yet NO accountability for Trump? This is not how America is supposed to work." —Glenn Kirschner, former Federal prosecutor, and an NBC News/MSNBC legal analyst
"I could never understand how Michael Cohen was the only one held accountable for the crimes directed by Trump." — General Mark Hertling, former Commanding General of US Army Europe and Seventh Army
"Many people think that they can 'speak truth to power,' but no one does it quite like Michael Cohen. Despite being prosecuted and persecuted, Michael fought back and his latest book exposes in vivid detail how Donald Trump tried to weaponize the biggest law firm in the world, the Department of Justice, to cater to his whims." — Katie Phang, host of MSNBC's "Katie Phang Show"
"Michael Cohen is on a mission to hold Team Trump accountable and his book is part of that journey. I highly recommend it. It will inspire you to fight for what's right!" —Maz Jobrani, Iranian-American comedian and actor who was part of the "Axis of Evil" comedy group
“Michael Cohen did what far too many around Trump were afraid to do: he stepped forward and shined a light. His words — and his example — should be a lesson to others that it’s never too late to speak up. Indeed, our democracy depends on it.” — Miles Taylor, author (as "Anonymous") of the New York Times bestseller A Warning From a Senior Trump Administration Official
"Michael Cohen has become the brutal truth-teller we desperately need at a crucial moment of deceit, lies and conspiracy theories by a former president driven by Revenge. Michael’s story should stand as chilling testimony and as a stark warning of what a vengeful Trump is capable of if he were ever allowed near the Oval Office again." — Maria Cardona, Democratic strategist and CNN/CNN en Español political commentator
The former president’s former counsel rages against his former boss.
“Donald Trump is the mirror into the depth of the soul of government corruption,” writes Cohen. “He is the standard bearer for corrupt dictator wannabes. He is the poster boy for fascism.” The author was one of countless Trump staffers to be thrown under the bus when legal trouble threatened, in this case because of a payment to Stormy Daniels. Cohen clearly seeks revenge for the time he spent in a country-club federal prison—nicknamed Camp Cupcake—where, “if you wanted to break out, you merely needed to call an Uber.” But revenge cuts both ways: Cohen argues that the Justice Department was wholly under the sway of a vengeful Trump and weaponized to punish anyone he targeted. In Cohen’s case, punishment came in the form of imprisonment for tax evasion—even though, he insists, it was a “tax omission.” The IRS was the weaponized agency, argues the author, that illegally leaked information about him to other agencies, but leading the charge was the FBI, which “was corrupt, vindictive, and intellectually lazy.” Moreover, he insists, everyone in the FBI at the time of his trial was “guilty of subverting justice.” Given recent, deeper-diving reports on the wholesale compromise of DOJ under the reign of William Barr, Cohen’s accusations are often glancing. Still, when he’s not spitting bile (of his work for Trump, for example, he writes, “the biggest part of my job was covering for his fat ass”), he hits a few points: It’s a fact that when Trump—“an orange-faced piece of shit who ran roughshod over the Constitution”—called for Russia to investigate Hillary Clinton’s emails, Russia did so instantly, and it’s a fact that the disproportionate sentencing so common in justice circles can be, and is, used as a political weapon.
Angry and sometimes scattershot, a footnote to more comprehensive accounts of Trumpian malfeasance.