Sen. Kamala Harris and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries on Monday pressed Attorney General Bill Barr for answers on the decision to release former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and former Trump attorney Michael Cohen to home confinement amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Last month, Manafort and Cohen were both released from prison to home confinement due to the health risk in prison from COVID-19.
“As President Trump’s associates are cleared for transfer, tens of thousands of low-risk, vulnerable individuals are serving their time in highly infected prisons,” they wrote.
Cohen, 53, had been serving his three-year sentence at the FCI Otisville after he pleaded guilty to campaign finance fraud and lying to Congress about Trump's past dealings in Russia, among other charges.
Meanwhile, Manafort, 70, was serving his sentence at FCI Loretto, a low-security federal prison in Loretto, Pa.