CNN Pundit Reveals Why Michael Cohen Is ‘Taking a Bullet’ and Going to Prison
LEE: "That’s right. We are getting more insight into what led to Michael Cohen pleading guilty last week. And sort of his mindset now as he waits for that sentencing hearing. People familiar with his thinking that we have talked to, say that Michael Cohen is basically resigned. Resigned to the fact that he will go to prison for some time and he still does not expect to receive a presidential pardon from Donald Trump, his former boss. And that he basically feels like everything that he has done and that he is doing is to protect his family as much as possible. In fact, a friend of Michael Cohen that we spoke to said, you know who Michael took a bullet for? His family. This quote, obviously, interesting because Cohen has famously previously said he would be willing to take a bullet for Donald Trump. Now, just to remind everyone, Cohen pleaded guilty to eight counts last week, including tax evasion, making false statements to a bank, as well as campaign finance violations. But what we know now is that it could have been so much worse."