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Read Michael Cohen’s Latest Admission in Mueller’s Russia Probe

Cohen pleaded guilty to making false statements to Congress

Michael Cohen, the former personal attorney for President Donald Trump, pleaded guilty to new charges in federal court on Thursday.

Cohen pleaded guilty to making false statements to Congress. He lied in 2017 statements to the U.S. Select Senate Committee on Intelligence about an aborted Trump project to build a Trump Tower in Russia.

Read the criminal information submitted by special counsel Robert Mueller with the new allegations Cohen admitted to:

Trump Associates Indicted or Convicted During His Presidency

When President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort was convicted on eight felony counts on Aug. 21, 2018, he became the first member of Trump’s campaign to be found guilty. Several other Trump associates have pleaded guilty, including the president's former personal attorney Michael Cohen, who did so within minutes of Manafort’s conviction, and again on Nov. 29, 2018.

On Jan. 25, 2019, Roger Stone became the sixth Trump aide to face criminal charges. The seven-count indictment against Stone, Trump's long-time confidant, accuses him of witness tampering, obstruction and false statements about his interactions related to WikiLeaks. 

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