For followers of the Robert Mueller investigation, last week was quite the eventful one.
At the center of the mess was Michael Cohen, former lawyer for then-citizen Donald Trump, whose loose relationship with the truth has wavered several times during his “cooperation” with Robert Mueller.
To put it bluntly, Cohen flipped, ratted, snitched, flipped again, and was a thoroughly sleazy character throughout the duration of his time within Mueller grip.
Now, as Cohen faces 3 years in jail, for which he can self report anytime before March 6th, he’s been on a publicity spree, attempting to clear his name with the American people before either heading to the clink or giving Mueller even more ammunition for a further reduced sentence.
“I knew what I was doing was wrong,” Cohen told ABC News’ Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos. “I stood up before the world [Wednesday] and I accepted the responsibility for my actions.”Trending:
When asked if the president also knew it was wrong to make the payments, Cohen replied, “Of course,” adding that the purpose was to “help [Trump] and his campaign.”
Cohen said he is “angry at himself” for his role in the deals, but that he did it out of “blind loyalty” to Trump.Advertisement - story continues below
“I gave loyalty to someone who, truthfully, does not deserve loyalty,” he said.
Whether or not Cohen can scrub clean his rat-like visage has yet to be seen, given the exorbitant amount of time he spent slithering amongst the shadows and playing games with the truth.