Michael Cohen, President Trump’s “fixer” who turned on him and attempted to sabotage his administration, has been trying to keep himself out of prison for a little while longer. Unfortunately for him, that attempt has failed spectacularly.
Last week, Cohen offered Democratic lawmakers more dirt on Trump — some 14 million supposedly new-found files of it, in fact — but the chair of the Democrat-controlled House Intelligence Committee signaled Monday that Cohen’s attempt to push back his 3-year prison sentence scheduled to start May 6 by promising his cooperation didn’t work.
In December, Judge William H. Pauley III sentenced Cohen to three years in prison for a variety of crimes, including fraud, lying to Congress, and campaign finance violations. In his emotional plea, Cohen blamed his “blind loyalty” to Trump for his criminal behavior. “I blame myself for the conduct which has brought me here today, and it was my own weakness and blind loyalty to [President Trump] that led me to choose a path of darkness over light,” said Cohen. In testimony to the House Oversight Committee in February, Cohen promised to provide “irrefutable” evidence that his former top client was a “racist,” “conman,” and “cheat” who was guilty of various “illicit acts.” But the hearing quickly became more about Cohen’s various deceptions than convincing evidence of Trump’s alleged wrongdoing.
With his May 6 prison sentence rapidly approaching, Cohen and his lawyers sent a letter to key Democrats last week saying they have just recently gained access to a hard drive that has 14 million files, including voice recordings and emails involving Trump, that investigators would love to have — if only they will help him convince prosecutors to delay the sentencing. In the lettter, Cohen’s lawyers said they hoped his sentence “will be substantially postponed while he is fully cooperating with prosecutors and Congress.”
When Schiff was asked whether or not the promise of new and potentially damaging information on the president might lead to a delay in the carrying out of his sentencing the answer was that it was a no-go. Awe, shucks. Too bad, right?
Once a weasel, always a weasel. If the man didn’t want to spend time in prison, perhaps he should’ve kept his nose clean and not broken the law to begin with? Not like he didn’t have a choice in the matter. Cohen is responsible for his own actions and choices.
The fact he’s going to prison is no one’s fault but his own.
Maybe he’ll finally learn his lesson after having the next three years behind bars to contemplate the rest of his life.
Source: Daily Wire