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Ex-lawyer says he told Trump about Kremlin contact: court filing (1 Viewer)

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From Reuters

Ex-lawyer says he told Trump about Kremlin contact: court filing

(Reuters) - Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer, informed Trump about a conversation he had with the Kremlin seeking help to build a skyscraper in Moscow in 2016 during the U.S. presidential campaign, according to a court filing.

Cohen also “remained in close and regular contact with White House-based staff and legal counsel” to Trump while preparing false statements to Congress about his contacts with Russia, Cohen’s lawyer’s said in the filing to a Manhattan federal judge late Friday.

Cohen is scheduled to be sentenced on Dec. 12 after pleading guilty to tax evasion, making false statements to a bank, campaign finance violations, and lying to Congress.

Cohen has been cooperating with Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign and his lawyers asked in the filing that he avoid prison time. The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.


The time it takes for someone to loudly proclaim that Mr. Cohen's statement isn't true because he has already admitted to lying is likely to be measured in microseconds.

That, of course, will be followed in short order by something along the lines of "Maybe he did and maybe he didn't, we don't have all the evidence yet so we can't believe it. Not only that, but Mr. Trump has said that he didn't know anything about it and I find his denials compelling. Besides, he hasn't been convicted so that means that he is **I*N*N*O*C*E*N*T**!!!" (generally coming from someone who has had "Lock her up!!!" tattooed on the insides of their eyelids so that they don't forget the words of the chant).


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