From the beginning, there was one sign Michael Cohen was in big trouble: Robert Khuzami was overseeing his prosecution.

Unflappable as always, the former Kirkland & Ellis partner on Tuesday appeared before a mass of cameras outside the federal courthouse in Manhattan to announce that the president’s former personal lawyer pleaded guilty to eight felony charges. Five counts were for tax evasion, one was for making false statements to a financial institution, and two were campaign finance violations.