Michael Cohen paid hush money on behalf of his principal who was also known as The Candidate
It would be recalled that Michael Cohen once said that he would take a bullet for his principal. Strangely, however, when this began to play out in real life, he became angry and shocked. What could have happened? Could Cohen have misunderstood the character of the man he was working for? Well, that would be a story for another day.
It is sufficient at this point to just state that the former personal lawyer to a former Republican candidate will be spending the next three years in prison for doing the bidding of his former boss.
Cohen is on his own considering that his former Principal has refused to play ball. The principal even denounced the lawyer as 'weak and not very smart.' Could the anger of Cohen's former boss have been due to the lawyer's failure to learn necessary lessons in the darkroom of his principal's political sorcery? No one is sure.
The humilated attorney told Judge William Pauley that his former principal had caused him to "follow a path of darkness rather than light." He added that his weakness was a blind loyalty to his boss and that he "felt it was my duty to cover up his dirty deeds."
Strangely, POTUS, who was Cohen's principal acknowledged the payments made by the lawyer on his behalf but denied the affairs that led to those payments. He called them a private transaction unrelated to his campaign.