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Michael Cohen calls Steve Bannon a “racist” and a “maniac” who thinks Trump is an “idiot”

Former Donald Trump personal lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen wasted no time letting people know exactly what he thought as the end of his prison term drew near, calling the former strategist of the White House Steve Bannon of “racist” who views the former president as an “idiot” in a recent podcast episode.

“Steve really isn’t who you think he is. People will say … he looks like a nice, calm type. He’s not,” Cohen told commentators. CNN Maria Cardona and Alice Stewart in an episode “Hot Mics From Left to Right” released last Thursday, just days before he finished his sentence on Monday.

“In fact,” Cohen said, “Steve Bannon is a fucking racist at heart – no different from [Trump’s former White House aide] Steve Miller … He’s a fucking maniac to the nth degree.

“His boss is Donald Trump,” Cohen said of Bannon before adding that Bannon “thinks Donald is an idiot. It’s the truth.”

Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison in 2018 after pleading guilty to campaign finance, tax evasion and lying charges in Congress. He spent about half of his time in home confinement during the COVID-19 pandemic.

He said on Monday that his release was “long overdue”.

Cohen also vowed to continue to cooperate with federal authorities in further investigations. He predicted in an interview with CNN that other members of Trump’s entourage would be charged with various crimes, naming Trump’s three oldest children.

Listen to the exchange in the tweet above.

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