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Michael Cohen Pleads Guilty to Making False Statements to Congress

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Michael Cohen is in a Federal court in lower Manhattan pleading guilty to lying to Congress. He is claiming that efforts to build a Trump Tower in Moscow went on for years up and and including during the presidential campaign. He stated that he lied to Congress in an effort to protect Donald Trump. Significant news because Trump has denied any business or any contacts with Russia.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-46390368

Michael Cohen in court: Trump ex-lawyer 'pleads guilty'


US President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen has pleaded guilty to lying to Congress in relation to the Russia inquiry, US media report.

Mr Cohen admitted misleading lawmakers about a Trump real estate project in Russia, say reports.

He appeared unexpectedly at federal court in Manhattan on Thursday morning.

In August, Mr Cohen pleaded guilty to violating finance laws during the 2016 presidential election by handling hush money for Mr Trump's alleged lovers.

Thursday's development is the latest twist in the US Department of Justice special counsel's investigation into whether Mr Trump or his inner circle colluded with a Russian attempt to influence the 2016 presidential election.

Mr Cohen - once a staunch Trump loyalist - was interviewed in October last year behind closed doors by congressional investigators.
 

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Michael Cohen is in a Federal court in lower Manhattan pleading guilty to lying to Congress. He is claiming that efforts to build a Trump Tower in Moscow went on for years up and and including during the presidential campaign. He stated that he lied to Congress in an effort to protect Donald Trump. Significant news because Trump has denied any business or any contacts with Russia.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-46390368

Michael Cohen in court: Trump ex-lawyer 'pleads guilty'


US President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen has pleaded guilty to lying to Congress in relation to the Russia inquiry, US media report.

Mr Cohen admitted misleading lawmakers about a Trump real estate project in Russia, say reports.

He appeared unexpectedly at federal court in Manhattan on Thursday morning.

In August, Mr Cohen pleaded guilty to violating finance laws during the 2016 presidential election by handling hush money for Mr Trump's alleged lovers.

Thursday's development is the latest twist in the US Department of Justice special counsel's investigation into whether Mr Trump or his inner circle colluded with a Russian attempt to influence the 2016 presidential election.

Mr Cohen - once a staunch Trump loyalist - was interviewed in October last year behind closed doors by congressional investigators.

And, surprise , surprise, the Trump real estate has to do with the president, and his financial ties with Russia. Amazing.
 

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Cohen is going to do tons more damage to Trump than the mole Manafort ever was presumed to do. And he is not groveling or plotting for a pardon. He is the real deal and the worst nightmare Trump ever had coming true.
 

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Cohen is going to do tons more damage to Trump than the mole Manafort ever was presumed to do. And he is not groveling or plotting for a pardon. He is the real deal and the worst nightmare Trump ever had coming true.

There may be ripples that go into the lives of the Trump children as well because Michael Cohen shared all of the dealings with Russia with the Trump children and whatever any of them may have testified to the feds may also be a felony.
 

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It seems like Trump's lies are reaching an inflection point where they are so many and so serious that they are bouncing back on themselves:

As he left the White House for a G20 summit in Buenos Aires, Mr Trump told reporters that Mr Cohen was a "weak person and not a very smart person", who was "lying" to seek a reduced sentence.

Trump repeatedly says Cohen is lying, but then adds: "Even if he was right, it doesn’t matter because I was allowed to do whatever I wanted during the campaign."

So Cohen was lying to get a reduced sentence BEFORE he was indicted?!?
Cohen was lying about Trump Tower Moscow, but Trump admits it was in the works?
Cohen was lying but he may not be lying?

Oh Trump supporters, something's gotta give.
 
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