Under the federal sentencing guidelines, Cohen could get a sentence of 51 to 63 months prison time. Judge Pauley gave him “modest credit” for his cooperation with the Special Counsel’s investigation.
Cohen says he was weak to question and refuse Trump’s demands
Prior to his sentencing on Wednesday, Cohen admitted to the court that he worked for Trump because he admired his business acumen, but he now realized that “there is little to be admired.”
According to him, it was his “own weakness and a blind loyalty” to Trump that led him to “choose a path of darkness over light.”
He added, “It is for these reasons I chose to participate in the elicit act of the President rather than to listen to my own inner voice which should have warned me that the campaign finance violations that I later pled guilty to were insidious.”
Furthermore, Cohen said, “Recently, the President Tweeted a statement calling me weak; and he was correct, but for a much different reason than he was implying. It was because time and time again I felt it was my duty to cover up his dirty deeds rather than to listen to my own inner voice and my moral compass.”