After pleading guilty to crimes ranging from tax fraud to campaign finance violations, Michael Cohen was sentenced to three years in jail on Wednesday. The defense team for President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney had asked the federal…
After pleading guilty to crimes ranging from tax fraud to campaign finance violations, Michael Cohen was sentenced to three years in jail on Wednesday. The defense team for President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney had asked the federal district judge to let Cohen off with no prison time, but that request apparently didn’t fly.
„Recently the President tweeted a statement calling me weak and it was correct but for a much different reason than he was implying,“ Cohen said in court on Wednesday, per CNN. „It was because time and time again I felt it was my duty to cover up his dirty deeds.“
Special counsel Robert Mueller referred Cohen’s case to federal prosecutors in New York as part of the FBI investigation into Trump’s 2016 campaign. In August, Cohen pleaded guilty to campaign finance violations, tax fraud, making false statements to a financial institution, and unlawful corporate contributions charges.

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