Michael Cohen, along with everyone else on Mueller’s hit list, is pissing himself for ever being feeble enough to get involved with someone of such little integrity as the president of the United States. Now, things have gotten even worse for Trump’s former attorney, as federal prosecutors released his sentencing memo Friday afternoon.
BREAKING / NBC News: Federal prosecutors in New York call for Michael Cohen to receive a "substantial term of imprisonment" for crime he pleaded guilty to in August of this year.
— Tom Winter (@Tom_Winter) December 7, 2018
According to The Hill Reporter:
“Moments ago, the Southern District of New York, as well as the Special Counsel’s office, released sentencing memorandums for former Trump attorney, friend and deputy finance chairman of the Republican National Committee, Michael Cohen.”
“The separate memos clearly outline the suggested sentence by prosecutors for a judge who will officially sentence Mr. Cohen next Tuesday, December 12. The purpose of the memo is to detail reasons why a lighter or heavier sentence should be considered based on cooperation or lack of cooperation by Mr. Cohen.”
The report indicates that prosecutors are asking for a 3.5 year prison sentence, as well a $100,000 fine for Cohen, who plead guilty to multiple charges last fall, including “tax fraud, bank fraud, and campaign finance violations.”
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The memo reads:
“The defendant’s crime was serious. He withheld information material to the investigations of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election being conducted by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (“SSCI”), the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (“HPSCI”), and the SCO. The defendant lied to Congress about a business project (the “Moscow Project”) that he worked on during the 2016 presidential campaign, while he served as Executive Vice President at a Manhattan-based real estate company (the “Company”) and as Special Counsel to the owner of the Company (“Individual 1”).”
“The defendant admitted he told these lies—which he made publicly and in submissions to Congress—in order to (1) minimize links between the Moscow Project and Individual 1 and (2) give the false impression that the Moscow Project had ended before the Iowa caucus and the first presidential primaries, in hopes of limiting the ongoing Russia investigations being conducted by Congress and the SCO. In recent months, however, the defendant has taken significant steps to mitigate his criminal conduct. He chose to accept responsibility for his false statements and admit to his conduct in open court.
“He also has gone to significant lengths to assist the Special Counsel’s investigation. He has met with the SCO on seven occasions, voluntarily provided the SCO with information about his own conduct and that of others on core topics under investigation by the SCO, and committed to continuing to assist the SCO’s investigation. The information he has provided has been credible and consistent with other evidence obtained in the SCO’s ongoing investigation.”
The report continues:
“Based on reports coming from various individuals with knowledge of the investigation and of Cohen’s legal standing, the former Trump attorney has been cooperating extensively with investigators over the last several months. Cohen reportedly met with the special counsel’s office for over 70 hours, starting in early August, right before his first guilty plea on eight felony counts, and continuing for many weeks thereafter. Cohen has since pleaded guilty on an additional count of lying to investigators.”