President Trump's former personal attorney and "fixer", before being sentenced today to three years in the slammer for a variety of crimes related to work he did for his client, appears to have put the president in a dangerously tight fix that is fixin' to get worse.
That's because, says Michael Cohen's lawyer, Lanny Davis, there is more to come.
Today's sentencing stemmed from Cohen's guilty plea to campaign violations related to two women who claimed to have had affairs with Trump. He will serve that term concurrently with a two-month sentence for lying to Congress over a proposed Trump Tower Moscow project. That charge was brought by special counsel Robert Muller. Plus, he has to cough up nearly $2 million in fines and reparations.
Prosecutors acknowledged that Cohen has provided information to investigators about Trump and the Trump campaign, but said he refused to tell them everything he knew. That led to the three-year prison term, despite Cohen's plea for leniency and no jail time.
"My weakness could be characterized as a blind loyalty to Donald Trump," Cohen, who once bragged that he would "take a bullet" for Trump, told the judge.
Yesterday, knowing that Cohen would be sentenced, Trump sought to shift all of the blame to his former lawyer and contended the hush money payments were not campaign contributions, but simply normal private business transactions. Yep, just normal, everyday business transactions that shouldn't be anybody else's concern.
Then, of Cohen, whom he earlier called "weak" and "a rat," Trump said: "Michael Cohen is a lawyer. I assume he would know what he's doing."
For his part, Cohen said, "It was my own weakness and blind loyalty to this man that led me to choose a path of darkness over light. Time and time again, I felt it was my duty to cover up his dirty deeds."
But it looks like the cover up is over and Trump should be fixin' to face even more damaging info from his former fixer.
"At the appropriate time, after Mr. Mueller completes his investigation and issues his final report, I look forward to assisting Michael to state publicly all he knows about Mr. Trump -- and that includes any appropriate congressional committee interested in the search for truth and the difference between facts and lies," said Cohen's attorney, Davis, in a statement to CBS News. "Mr. Trump's repeated lies cannot contradict stubborn facts."
Of course, if Cohen waits until Miller's Russia investigation is over, whatever he has to say then may not make much difference. Nevertheless, it looks like the next year or so, with the Democrats in control of the House of Representatives beginning Jan. 1, is fixin' to get interesting.