I Chose 'Darkness Over Light': Rick Leventhal Recounts Cohen's Remarks to Judge at Sentencing
Trump's former attorney sentenced to three years.
Fox News correspondent Rick Leventhal described the scene in a Manhattan federal courtroom Wednesday morning, where Michael Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison.
Leventhal said President Trump's former personal attorney began to cry as he talked about his family's support and letting them down with his actions.
Cohen said he was "truly sorry" and would make it his "life's work" to atone for his crimes.
"The sooner I am sentenced, the sooner I can return to my family," Trump's former fixer told the judge, explaining that he felt a "blind loyalty" to Trump and an obligation to cover up his client's "dirty deeds."
"There is little to be admired about Trump," Cohen said, describing a "personal and mental incarceration" during his time working for Trump and lamenting that he "chose darkness over light."
Leventhal said Stormy Daniels' attorney, Michael Avenatti, was in the back row of the courtroom watching the proceedings.
Cohen emerged from the courthouse shortly thereafter, declining to speak to reporters before getting into a car and leaving.
The judge told Cohen to turn himself in to begin his sentence on March 6, 2019. The charges against Cohen arose from two separate investigations – one by federal prosecutors in New York, and the other by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
Cohen pleaded guilty to lying to Congress, violating campaign finance laws in 2016 with payments to women on behalf of Trump and tax evasion.
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