On December 12, 2018, Trump former personal attorney and “fixer” Michael Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison for bank fraud, tax evasion, lying to Congress about the Trump Tower Moscow project, and the campaign finance violations related to hush payments to Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal. He is directed to report to prison on March 6th. He is also required to pay over $1 million in restitution.
At the sentencing hearing, Cohen’s lawyers said he started cooperating because he feared Trump would stop the Mueller investigation.
The attorney for Mueller’s office didn’t say much but did tell the judge that Cohen told the truth.
Speaking for himself, Cohen went right after Trump. He responded to Trump’s tweet accusing him of being weak by saying it’s true. He was weak because of his blind loyalty to Trump and weak because of his willingness cover up Trump’s “dirty deeds.” Finally, Cohen said, “history will not remember me as the villain of this story.”
“History will not remember me as the villain of this story.”