Cohen Pleads Guilty to Lying Under Oath

  • 2018-11-28
  • Source: TTN
  • by: TTN Staff
Cohen Pleads Guilty to Lying Under Oath
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Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, has pled guilty to lying to Congress about a real estate deal involving a Trump tower in Russia.

According to Fox News:

Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former personal attorney, pleaded guilty Thursday to making false statements to Congress about a Trump real estate project in Russia, reportedly as part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.

Cohen, in a surprise court appearance in New York City on Thursday, pleaded guilty to making false statements to Congress in 2017 to the Senate Intelligence Committee about a plan to build a Trump Tower in Moscow.

Thursday marks the first time Mueller’s team charged Cohen as part of their investigation into Russian meddling and potential collusion with Trump campaign associates during the 2016 presidential election.

In August, though, Cohen pleaded guilty in a separate case to violating federal campaign finance laws by arranging hush-money payments to porn star Stormy Daniels and Playboy model Karen McDougal in the weeks leading up to the election “at the direction” of then-candidate Trump.

The court appearance came a few hours after Trump slammed the Mueller investigation for being politically motivated.
 

 Source: TTN
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