Another person irrevocably damaged by his association with Donald J. Trump. 

Courtesy of Yahoo News

Michael Cohen says he has been left disbarred, financially crushed, and personally embarrassed and humiliated after being sentenced to three years in prison for bank fraud and other crimes. He says he regrets that he thought “being Donald Trump’s lawyer made him a ‘big man.’”

Cohen, the disgraced former lawyer and fixer for Trump, made the comments in a letter to a federal judge Wednesday in which he portrayed himself as a broken man and asked the court to allow him to serve the remainder of his sentence in home confinement.

Cohen, 53, began serving his sentence in May and is in a minimum-security camp at the Federal Correctional Institution in Otisville, New York, about 75 miles northwest of New York City.

Cohen wrote that he now realizes, as he walks the Otisville Camp paths, that he “in fact ‘sold his soul,’ and foolishly frittered away his integrity.”

I would think that this might serve as a warning to those who continue to trash their reputations and chip away at their personal integrity in obedience to Donald Trump.

He does not appreciate their sacrifice, he expects it. 

And when he no longer needs them he will dump them by the side of the road while he continues to move forward to meet his personal objectives. 

Cohen’s attorneys are now targeting Attorney General Bill Barr and suggesting that he is prejudice against Cohen for ratting Trump out and that is why he cannot get his sentence reduced:

Cohen’s lawyers supplemented his request to the judge, William H. Pauley III of U.S. District Court, with strongly written attacks on Attorney General William Barr and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, which prosecuted Cohen.

One lawyer, Roger B. Adler, accused the government of refusing to consider sponsoring Cohen for a sentence reduction based on his cooperation “because his testimony leads directly down a pathway to possible indictment” of Trump, his family organization, family members and his “enablers.”

Another of Cohen’s lawyers, Lanny J. Davis, said in an emailed statement that he questioned whether Barr had “interfered and influenced the decision not to credit Cohen for all his cooperation in bringing the facts out publicly about Trump’s wrongdoing.”

Donald Trump using the power of his office to punish somebody for talking to the authorities or being disloyal?

Does that really sound like something that Trump would do?

Does the sun rise in the east?