New York —  President Donald Trump's former campaign chair Paul Manafort was released from a federal prison in Pennsylvania on Wednesday to finish his sentence at home due to the coronavirus pandemic, his lawyer said, drawing fresh Democratic criticism over justice department actions that have benefited Trump associates.

Trump's former personal lawyer Michael Cohen, imprisoned in a separate case, also is expected to be released based on the threat of the coronavirus, a US official familiar with the decision-making regarding inmates said, speaking on condition of anonymity...

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