Michael Cohen Sentenced to 36 Months

Michael Cohen has been sentenced to three years in prison. That is quite a sentence, even considering his cooperation, for the number and severity of crimes he committed.

By comparison, former Bush administration official Scooter Libby, who was indicted following Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald's investigation into the outing of U.S. spy Valerie Plame, was convicted of two counts of perjury, one count of obstruction of justice in a grand jury investigation, and one of the two counts of making false statements to federal investigators, and he was sentenced to 30 months.

Cohen got only 6 months more.

I'm a prison abolitionist; I take no pleasure from seeing anyone go into our profoundly abusive prison system. (Even though I realize Cohen will do his time in a white collar space that is much safer than the average U.S. prison.) So it's not like I want Cohen to have more prison time, but, at the same time, I don't like how comparatively minor his sentence is.

As I've said before, trading such comparatively minor sentences for information to get to truths about the president that have long been evident to anyone paying attention doesn't feel like justice to me.

It just feels bleak, in the same way everything else related to the Trump Regime does.

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