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Does Michael Cohen deserve our forgiveness?

Michael Cohen, erstwhile Trump lawyer and self-proclaimed "fixer," has agreed to testify before Congress. The announcement comes on the heels of weeks of Cohen's attempts to distance himself from his former boss. From telling the public he was merely following orders to encouraging voters to cast ballots for Democrats, Cohen has been trying to redeem himself in the public's eyes. But does he deserve it?

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Cohen announced his intention to testify on Twitter, claiming he intends to "give a full and credible account of the events which have transpired," further distancing himself from the president.

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Not everyone has been impressed with Cohen's moral about-face. Stephen A. Crockett Jr. at The Root writes: 

Cohen is on a full redemption tour to try and paint himself as a true patriot of America, and of course, all of this comes after pleading guilty to multiple charges including “two campaign finance crimes tied to illicit payments made to silence women during the presidential campaign.” Cohen has already said that he was just a puppet, that it was Trump who was calling all the shots and he was merely a grown damn man who could’ve have told Trump, “I’m not going to be able to do all this illegal shit you’re asking.”
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Cohen's agreement to testify comes at the end of a several-months-long attempt to rehabilitate his image. Before the election, Cohen urged voters to cast their ballots for liberal candidates in order to better fight back against the president's agenda. 

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Even this Get Out the Vote PSA fell flat for many. Ashley Reese at Jezebel wrote, succinctly: 

It’s cute how he thinks this absolves him of all of his fuckery.
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Does Michael Cohen deserve our forgiveness?
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#CohenIsACriminal