|AIWA! NO!|Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, has pleaded guilty to lying to Congress about work he did on a Trump real estate project in Russia.
Cohen made a surprise appearance Thursday in a New York courtroom to enter the plea.
He admitted making false statements in 2017 to a Senate intelligence committee about a plan to build a Trump Tower in Moscow.
Cohen said he lied about the timing of the tower negotiations and other details to be consistent with Trump’s “political message.”
In August, Cohen pleaded guilty to other federal charges involving his taxi businesses, bank fraud and his campaign work for Trump.
President Donald Trump spoke with Michael Cohen more extensively about the proposed Trump Tower project in Moscow than Cohen previously told Congress, Cohen admitted in federal court Thursday.RELATED: Read Michael Cohen’s plea agreementCohen, Trump’s former lawyer, pleaded guilty Thursday to making false statements to Congress about the Russia investigation in a charge brought by special counsel Robert Mueller.Sponsor content by WeSpekeLearning English opens new doors for billions around the worldDavid Crystal, the British linguist and academic, has calculated that there are three times more people learning English than there are native speakers of the language. Why?
READ: Michael Cohen’s plea agreementCohen had previously said talks about the Moscow project had ended in January 2016 just prior to the Iowa caucuses.The Cohen revelations are potentially significant because they appear to show that Trump was engaged in business dealings with Russia in the midst of a campaign in which Moscow interfered to help elect him.It could also intersect with other information that Mueller knows to create political and legal jeopardy for the President.