Michael Cohen's eyes tell the story. It was a sad scene as Cohen and his family walked into a federal court on Wednesday. The look on their faces showed they all knew he was going to prison. The only thing they didn't know was that it would be for thirty-six months. THREE YEARS!!!
Going to prison is a tough thing. It ruins people both financially and emotionally. Three years doesn't sound like much but it will be a long time for his family. There will be reminders of his absence every day. Still, there are a lot of people serving longer prison sentences for doing a lot less. Save your sympathy for them.
Yes, you can feel sorry for his wife and the two children that looked broken yesterday, but don't waste a single emotion feeling sorry for Michael Cohen, himself. Getting involved with bad people has consequences. The second he made that blind pledge of loyalty to Donald Trump, was the start of him walking down the road to prison. Remember how proudly Cohen said he would take a bullet for Mr. Trump? When he reports to a federal prison on March 6, 2019, that pride will have sent him to jail. He will have figuratively taken that bullet for the President. Yeah, he can blame Trump all he wants but really the only one he has to blame is himself.
There's a lot of irony in Cohen going to prison. Remember what he tweeted back in 2015?
@Hillary Clinton, when you go to prison for defrauding America and perjury, your room and board will be free.
Man, I love irony! And Mike, your room and board cost you almost $2 million in forfeitures and restitution. Ahhhh, irony.
Still not convinced? Still feel a little sorry for him? Maybe what he said to a Daily Beast reporter that was going to write a story about Donald Trump will change your mind:
“Tread very fucking lightly because what I’m going to do to you is going to be fucking disgusting. Do you understand me? Don’t think you can hide behind your pen because it’s not going to happen. I’m more than happy to discuss it with your attorney ... because, motherfucker, you’re going to need it.”
Hey Mike...I can't wait until one of your fellow inmates tells you the same thing.
I've already wasted four hundred words and a couple of hours of my time on you. We're done with you. See you in three years. Next!
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