“She apparently has taken on the role of his personal adviser/coach,” a source tells Page Six, who revealed that Omarosa was spotted visiting Cohen at the Otisville Federal Correctional Institution in Otisville, New York, this summer.
Cohen, the 53-year-old former lawyer for President Trump, has been serving a three-year sentence since May for campaign finance violations and fraud. He has reportedly found an ally in Omarosa, and according to the report, one of the topics the pair have bonded over is their “disdain for the president,” the source said.
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The insider noted “It takes time for visitors [who aren’t relatives] to be approved,” and that Omarosa visited Cohen sometime in late June.
The source said Newman’s presence “created a buzz within the facility,” and more security was added as a result.
“One of the first days that Michael Cohen was at Otisville, the whole entire prison was on lockdown for a few hours because of a drone that was flying over the grounds taking photos,” the source added.
Newman developed a friendship with Cohen over a decade ago when he worked with Trump during her time as a contestant on the first season of “The Apprentice” in 2004.
“He’s credible because Donald Trump trusted him with his most intimate projects,” she said on “MSNBC Live with Hallie Jackson. “It’s really difficult for me to watch people try to demonize Michael Cohen when he was just doing what he was told.”
Since her departure from the White House, Omarosa authored a tell-all book titled “Unhinged,” which was critical of the president and his administration. She also released secretly recorded tapes of her encounters with White House officials.
The Trump campaign filed a complaint against her in August 2018 for violating a confidentiality agreement.
In June 2019, the Justice Department sued her for allegedly failing to file a required financial disclosure report in 2017.