Anthony Scaramucci visits Michael Cohen in prison but insists former Donald Trump fixer has ‘bigger fish to fry’ than plotting revenge against the president
- Anthony Scaramucci went to see Michael Cohen in jail Friday afternoon
- ‘The Mooch’ said he visited Cohen as a friend and they didn’t talk Trump
- Scaramucci said Cohen has ‘bigger fish to fry’ like getting his sentence reduced
Anthony Scaramucci paid a jailhouse visit to Michael Cohen Friday afternoon.
The short-lived White House communications director confirmed to Fox Business that he went to see the president’s former lawyer, but the conversation wasn’t focused on getting revenge on President Trump.
‘I went to see Michael as a friend,’ Scaramucci told Fox by text. He added that Cohen had ‘bigger fish to fry’ than trashing Trump, as he’s currently trying to get his sentence reduced.
Anthony Scaramucci (left) spent Friday afternoon visiting Michael Cohen (right) in jail at the Federal Correctional Institution in Otisville, New York
Anthony Scaramucci said his conversation with Michael Cohen had nothing to do with President Trump. Both men worked for the president and how are critics
The entrance of the Federal Correctional Institution in Otisville, New York, the jail where Michael Cohen is expected to spend three years
‘I’m not sure how I can help with that,’ Scaramucci added. ‘His legal team is working on it.’
Cohen is currently expected to spend three years at the Federal Correctional Institution in Otisville, New York.
He was put away on charges of bank and tax fraud, as well as campaign finance violations, related to the payoff of two women, porn star Stormy Daniels and Playmate Karen McDougal.
Cohen’s sentence overlapped with ‘Jersey Shore’ star Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino, who left prison in September, and Billy McFarland, the creator of the disastrous Fyre Festival.
Scaramucci spent several hours at the prison Friday afternoon visiting Cohen.
‘Pretty simple stuff,’ Scaramucci told Fox Business about the visit. ‘I grew up in a neighborhood and we don’t back away from our friends when they have issues.’
The Federal Correctional Institution in Otisville, New York is 75.6 miles away from Manhattan, where Michael Cohen was living before he was put behind bars
Both Scaramucci and Cohen have turned into Trump critics.
Cohen’s transition came first.
He testified before Congress in February calling his longtime boss a ‘con man’ and a ‘cheat.’
He said he was inspired to testify because he worried Trump wouldn’t give up power – even if he lost the next election.
Scaramucci became a critic as of this August.
He plans to work against the president’s re-election efforts.
And while he’s in the slammer, Cohen plans to pitch a book with a strong anti-Trump message, Fox Business also reported.