Trump's Former Attorney Michael Cohen To Be Sentenced Tomorrow

December 11, 2018 - 5:39 pm

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — President Donald Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen is expected to be sentence Wednesday after pleaded guilty to a number of charges this year.

The 51-year-old in August pleaded guilty to multiple counts of tax evasion and a campaign finance charge stemming from secretive payments made to adult film star Stormy Daniels and former Playboy playmate Karen McDougal.

Axios’ political reporter Alayna Treene spoke to WCBS 880 to explain how the sentencing will affect Trump.

“From sources that I've been talking to who are close to the White House, whereas before they weren't totally concerned with what was going on with the investigations, in general there really concerned now— especially in light of what we see now come out with Michael Cohen with Paul Manafort and Michael Flynn last week from both the Mueller investigation and the SDNY investigation,” she explains.

When asked about the President’s concerns, she says Trump continues to dismiss the issue publically, but believes he’s much more concerned privately.

Treene notes that the sentencing could be quite damaging on President Trump’s 2020 reelection campaign.

As part of his plea, Cohen agreed to cooperate with prosecutors in the Southern District of New York. However, based on the charges, he is likely to face prison time.

In fact, prosecutors asked last week for a “substantial prison term” of up to five years in prison.  

Cohen’s sentencing hearing is scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday.