By Townhall. Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen could be spending the next few years in jail. The sentencing memo from the Russian investigation headed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller has recommended that Cohen spend the next four years in jail for the crimes he’s plead guilty to eight charges. It also suggests that Cohen was not as cooperative as originally blasted out there by the news media (via WaPo) [emphasis mine]: . . .
“He seeks extraordinary leniency — a sentence of no jail time — based principally on his rose-colored view of the seriousness of the crimes; his claims to a sympathetic personal history; and his provision of certain information to law enforcement,” prosecutors wrote in their filing. “But the crimes committed by Cohen were more serious than his submission allows and were marked by a pattern of deception that permeated his professional life.”
The filing also suggests Cohen’s cooperation with law enforcement was not so significant to the investigations swirling around the president.
(Read more from “So, It Looks like Michael Cohen Really Didn’t Stab Trump in the Back” HERE)
Michael Cohen Assisted Mueller’s Office with Info About Contacts Between Trump Aides and Russia
By NBC News. President Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen has provided significant assistance to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, including details about contacts between Trump aides and Russia, according to court documents released Friday.
But federal prosecutors in New York still recommended that Cohen receive a stiff prison sentence for his “extensive” criminal conduct, and were bitterly critical of what they called his “greed and the desire to live an opulent and lavish lifestyle.”
Mueller’s office said Cohen gave federal investigators “relevant and useful” information about his contacts with people connected to the White House as late as this year, according to a sentencing memo the office filed.
The memo says Cohen also offered a detailed account of the effort to build a Trump Tower in Moscow as well as information about Russia-related matters “core to (the special counsel) investigation” that he obtained from Trump Organization executives. (Read more from “Michael Cohen Assisted Mueller’s Office with Info About Contacts Between Trump Aides and Russia” HERE)