President Trump’s former personal lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen, was greeted with “lock him up” chants outside a New York City federal courthouse on Tuesday after pleading guilty to eight counts of bank fraud, tax fraud and campaign finance law violations.
LOCK HIM UP! @realdonaldtrump’s former fixer and personal attorney Michael Cohen leaves a federal court house in New York after pleading guilty to eight felony counts, including bank fraud and campaign finance violations; his sentencing is scheduled for December 12. pic.twitter.com/ntfAZS5G3M
— ☇RiotWomenn☇ (@riotwomennn) August 21, 2018
As Cohen exited the courthouse, people could be heard shouting “lock him up” in addition to “guilty.”
Michael Cohen leaves the federal courthouse in NYC to chants of "lock him up!" and shouts of "guilty!" pic.twitter.com/QmPPB07P8Q
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 21, 2018
Cohen told the court that he made a $130,000 hush money payment to Stormy Daniels after being directed to by “the candidate.” He did not mention Trump by name.
Cohen was released after posting a $500,000 bond.
His sentencing hearing was scheduled for Dec. 12 by the judge.