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

Cohen pleaded guilty to making false statements to Congress

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    Michael Cohen Admits Lying to Congress About Russia Deal

    Ex-Trump attorney Michael Cohen pleaded guilty Thursday to lying to Congress about the president's real estate project in Russia (Published Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018)

    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 Convicted or Who Pleaded Guilty 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 in court. Several others have pleaded guilty, including former Trump personal attorney Michael Cohen, who did so within minutes of Manafort’s conviction, and again on Nov. 29, 2018.

    The guilty pleas or convictions of five Trump associates come as special counsel Robert Mueller continues to investigate Russian attempts to influence the 2016 presidential election, possible coordination by Trump’s campaign, and other issues arising from the probe.

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