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Michael Cohen tweet about imprisoning Hillary Clinton mocked after sentencing



Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former longtime personal lawyer and fixer, was sentenced to three years in prison Wednesday — and he’s being widely mocked for it.

Cohen committed the crimes while being employed by Trump. They include lying to Congress about Trump’s plans to develop a hotel in Russia, making illegal hush money payments on the president’s behalf, and breaking a number of financial laws.

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Cohen’s sentencing led Vox journalist Aaron Rupar to dig up a now-deleted tweet he made almost exactly three years ago today. Tagging then-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, he wrote, “when you go to prison for defrauding America and perjury, your room and board will be free!”

Cohen himself will now go to prison for perjury, among other crimes.

His critics are loving the irony

Cohen’s attorneys asked US District Judge William H. Pauley III for no prison time, citing Cohen’s cooperation with state and federal investigations surrounding Trump. The judge ultimately hewed close to the recommendation from Southern District of New York prosecutors, who recommended 3.5 years in prison and steep fines.

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