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Michael Cohen, sentenced Wednesday, says he's free from Trump

Michael Cohen was sentenced to three years in federal prison. Google’s CEO visits the Post to discuss the tech giant’s future. Plus, why it’s maybe OK that First Lady Melania Trump doesn’t actually want to be the first lady.
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Michael Cohen sentenced to three years in prison
President Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison Wednesday after pleading guilty to illegally covering up Trump’s “dirty deeds.” Cohen is also required to pay more than $1 million after pleading guilty to multiple crimes, including lying to Congress and campaign finance violations.

National security reporter Matt Zapotosky was in the federal courtroom in New York today.

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Google’s CEO leaves Capitol Hill unscathed
After being grilled by Congress, Google CEO Sundar Pichai came to The Post for an interview on the tech giant’s plans in China, how it will handle concerns about privacy, and how much responsibility Google has for the spread of conspiracy theories on its platforms.

Tech reporter Drew Harwell was one of the journalists who spoke with Pichai at The Post. He tells Martine about the CEO’s thoughts about the hearing and what the future holds for Google.

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Melania doesn’t want to be first lady. And maybe that’s okay.
During the holidays, the White House is a hotspot for festive parties and abundant Christmas decor. First ladies traditionally serve as hostess in chief, but Melania Trump has opted to shun that role. Columnist Monica Hesse says that decision might be just fine.

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About Post Reports

Post Reports is the daily podcast from The Washington Post. Unparalleled reporting. Expert insight. Clear analysis. Everything you’ve come to expect from the newsroom of The Post -- for your ears.