Former Trump fixer and freshly convicted felon Michael Cohen took a moment during his emotional plea for leniency to take a swipe at President Trump’s business acumen.
“I have been leading a personal and mental incarceration ever since the fateful day that I accepted the offer to work for a famous real estate mogul whose business acumen I greatly admired,” he told the judge during a plea for a light sentence, before adding: “I now know there is little to be admired.”
“I felt it was my duty to cover up his dirty deeds,” Cohen added, out of “blind loyalty to Donald Trump.”
Cohen was sentenced to three years prison time by U.S. District Judge William Pauley of the Southern District of New York.
“No other defendant would be treated in this fashion on these offenses,” Cohen defense attorney Guy Petrillo said. “Mr. Cohen had the misfortune to be counsel to the president.”