1. Various of Michael Cohen exiting court after being sentenced to three years in prison
2. SOUNDBITE (English) Michael Avenatti, Attorney for Stormy Daniels:
"This nation owes a sense of gratitude to my client, Stormy Daniels. We will not stop until the truth is known relating to the conduct of Donald Trump. Let me be clear: Michael Cohen is neither a hero nor a patriot. He lied for months on end about his criminal conduct and the role of the president of the United States."
3. Wide of Avenatti
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Michael Avenatti, Attorney for Stormy Daniels:
"He is no patriot. His choice time and time again was to degrade my client, seek to intimidate her, call her and me liars and seek to degrade the office of the presidency of the United States by seeking to buy, effectively, an election. This is an outrage. He deserves every day of the 36-month sentence that he will serve."
President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, has been sentenced to three years in prison.
U.S. District Judge William H. Pauley III said Wednesday that Cohen deserved a harsh punishment for crimes including tax evasion, lying to Congress and arranging illicit payments to silence women who posed a risk to Trump's presidential campaign.
The judge rejected arguments by Cohen's lawyers that he should be spared jail time because he cooperated in multiple federal investigations involving Trump.
"Somewhere along the way Mr. Cohen appears to have lost his moral compass," Pauley said. "His cooperation, "does not wipe the slate clean."
Cohen said his "blind loyalty" to Trump made him feel a duty to "cover up" the president's "dirty deeds."
Cohen's crimes included evading $1.4 million in taxes and misleading Congress about his talks with Russians about a Trump skyscraper project in Moscow.
Trump had called for a tough sentence for Cohen, whom he labeled a liar.