Michael Cohen Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison, Rips Into Trump In Courtroom Statement

Trump’s attorney Michael Cohen was sentenced to 36 months in prison today for his complicity in carrying crimes at the direction of “Individual-1” AKA Donald Trump. Cohen’s crimes involve arranging secret hush money payments to Trump’s mistresses Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal during the 2016 election.

During the sentencing, Cohen’s attorney asked the judge for leniency, calling Cohen a “very good man.” Cohen was asking for no jail time, noting that he aided Mueller’s investigation and noting that his former client and benefactor, President Trump, had vocally weighed in on the sentencing (which, just to remind you, is not a thing presidents usually do).

“I take full responsibility for each act that I pled guilty to,” Cohen said. “The personal ones for me and for the President of the United States of America.”

“I have been living in a personal and mental incarceration ever since the day that I accepted the offer to work for a real estate mogul whose business acumen that I deeply admired,” Cohen said, not acknowledging the massive fraud that underpinned that “business acumen.”

“Recently the president tweeted a statement calling me weak and it was correct but for a much different reason than he was implying. It was because time and time again I felt it was my duty to cover up his dirty deeds,” Cohen continued.

“Today is one of the most meaningful days of my life. The irony is that today I get my freedom back,” he said. “Blind loyalty to this man led me to choose a path of darkness over light.”

Cohen pleaded guilty to arranging the hush money payments which he admits were made to benefit Donald Trump’s election. Also, according to Special Counsel prosecutors, Cohen sang like a canary about Trump’s extensive ties to Russia.

Obviously, no one on Twitter wasted any time in dunking on Cohen and noting how extraordinary it is that a sitting president’s former attorney implicated him in criminal activity:

Cohen’s old tweets about Hillary Clinton came back to haunt him once again: