After pleading guilty to multiple federal charges related to campaign finance violations, longtime Donald Trump lawyer Michael Cohen has been sentenced to three years in prison, per CBS News.
At Wednesday’s hearings, he attributed his actions to “blind loyalty” to Donald Trump.
“At the appropriate time, after [special counsel Robert Mueller] completes his investigation and issues his final report, I look forward to assisting Michael to state publicly all he knows about Mr. Trump—and that includes any appropriate congressional committee interested in the search for truth and the difference between facts and lies,” Cohen’s attorney Lanny Davis said Wednesday.
In August Cohen pled guilty to the evasion of millions of dollars in personal business-related taxes and confessed to breaking campaign finance law with payments to Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal, two women who had illicit affairs with Trump before the 2016 election. Later, Cohen admitted he lied to Congress in connection with a Trump business deal in Moscow.
An Associated Press report adds that seven meetings between Cohen and Mueller’s Russia investigation team have been confirmed. Per court documents, Cohen has given “relevant and useful” information to related authorities regarding alleged election interference attempts by Russia.