For Trump, Michael Cohen has moved from problem-solver to big problem

Michael Cohen just implicated the whole damn Trump family in the Russia scandal. It’s party time

Cohen once famously vowed he would take a bullet for Mr Trump, but in April this year the pugnacious attorney's home and office were raided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

President Donald Trump's former attorney Michael Cohen has pleaded guilty to lying to Congress as part of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, CBS News confirms.

Cohen previously pleaded guilty in NY to violating federal campaign finance laws by arranging hush-money payments to women in 2016 "at the direction" of then-candidate Trump.

Cohen was interviewed in October last year behind closed doors by lawmakers conducting their own investigation into whether Mr Trump's campaign worked with Russian Federation to sway the United States election two years ago.

In fact, the talks continued through June, and Cohen did hear back from one of Russian President Vladimir Putin's top aides, spokesman Dmitry Peskov, according to court documents.

Senior Democrats on the Senate intelligence and judiciary committees believe Donald Trump junior may have given false evidence when testifying about a now famous Trump Tower meeting with Russians in June 2016. Mueller has not yet filed a report that he said will detail the "nature" of Manafort's "crimes and lies".

The timing was not lost on Trump's lawyer handling Mueller's criminal investigation. "I was running my business, a lot of different things, during the campaign".

"Cohen discussed the status and progress of the Moscow Project with Individual 1 on more than the three occasions Cohen claimed to the [congressional] committee", the court filing says.

More news: Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri: 'I quizzed each player on Tottenham Hotspur defeat'

During the campaign, Cohen acted as Trump's point person in an attempt to build the Trump development in Moscow.

He said he also lied about his contacts with Russian officials and lied when he said he never agreed to travel to Russia in connection with the project and never discussed with Trump plans to travel to Moscow to support the project.

Nadler, whose committee would have subpoena and investigative power come January, said even "dangling a pardon in front of Manafort, who is a witness in a serious investigation in which Trump is either a subject or a target, could be viewed as obstruction of justice". Prosecutor say Cohen is cooperating with Mueller and has met with his team at least seven times.

Trump on Thursday called Cohen a "weak person" who was lying to get a lighter sentence and repeatedly stressed that the real estate deal at issue was never a secret and never executed.

"But zero, I mean I will tell you right now, zero, I have nothing to do with Russian Federation", he said.

On Tuesday, November 27-only one day after news broke that Manafort's plea deal with Mueller had ended-the New York Times reported that Manafort had been using his attorney, Kevin Downing, to funnel information on Mueller's probe to Trump's lawyers.

"Moscow is going to be huge", Trump told Playboy magazine in a 1997 interview.

Cohen on Thursday morning pleaded guilty to lying to Congress about his involvement in a plan to build Trump Tower in Moscow. But both Mueller's and Manafort's legal teams requested in their Monday court filing that a judge move forward without delay in scheduling a sentencing hearing, making it unclear whether the February sentencing date could be moved up. He previously worked in the Canberra press gallery and recently finished a Masters of Journalism at Columbia University in NY.

Related News:



Most liked

Man Utd striker Lukaku explains 'take & give' relationship with Pogba
He had represented every Man Utd fan all over the world with his celebration of Marouane Fellaini's late victor , Jose Mourinho was told by MUTV follow his side's 1-0 win against Young Boys on Tuesday night.

New Sinclair Segment Defends Tear-Gassing Of Migrant Children At Border
Migrants gather at the Mexico-US border after getting past a line of Mexican police at the Chaparral crossing in Tijuana, Mexico . A migrant mother who was trying to illegally enter the United States while scaling a border fence fell off and was impaled.

Xbox One X Sale: Just $399 for Cyber Monday (Lowest Price)
Overall your savings buying a Nintendo Switch console in the GameStop Cyber Monday 2018 sale is $85. Nintendo sold over $250 million in 3DS and Switch products over the five-day Thanksgiving holiday.

Supreme Court To Decide, Is Apple's Walled Garden App Store Anti-Competitive?
If the justices permit the suit to go forward, a decision against Apple would nearly certainly be a blow to its business. But Apple's critics say its control over the App Store makes it unlike other internet marketplaces.

Major League Baseball donated $5,000 to MS senator Cindy Hyde-Smith
More than 43,000 absentee ballots have been requested, and that number could increase as final numbers are tabulated. Cindy Hyde-Smith earlier this month, the Major League Baseball has asked her campaign to return its $5,000 donation.

USA army ranger possibly died from friendly fire with Afghan forces
Jasso, 25, of Leavenworth, Washington, was fatally wounded in a firefight with al-Qaida militants in southwestern Nimruz province. According to the statement , the injured soldiers have already been evacuated and received medical care.

Trump threatens to cut GM subsidies amid layoffs, possible plant closures
GM, which employs around 180,000 staff, yesterday said it would slash 8,000 salaried jobs and another 6,000 part-time ones. About 6,000 factory workers could lose jobs in the USA and Canada, although some could transfer to truck plants.

Oprah Winfrey’s mom dies at 83
Oprah's father, Vernon Lee, reportedly only had one encounter with Lee before she gave birth to their daughter. This image released by Harpo Inc. shows media mogul Oprah Winfrey , right, with her mother Vermita Lee.

Prince Harry And Wife Meghan Are Moving From Home
The companion Camilla Parker-Bowles is convinced that his daughter-in-law is a real asset for the future of the royal family. Paddy Power has halted odds after a flurry of bets were waged on the Duke and Duchess of Sussex expecting double trouble.

India Says Pakistan Not Sincere In Bringing 26/11 Attackers To Justice
The Taj Mahal Palace and Tower Hotel will hold a private service to remember the 31 people who died there. They targeted two luxury hotels, a Jewish center, a tourist restaurant and a crowded train station.

Donald Trump demands Mexico moves migrants from the USA border
President Trump said he would not hesitate to close the border altogether if he feels the USA might be losing "control". The migrants have traveled through Mexico in large groups, or caravans.

MC Mary Kom, Sonia Chahal to fight for Gold medals today
The Delhi crowd foresaw the result a little into the third round as Mary Kom had completely taken over the context by then. It was only towards the end of first round that the Ukrainian managed to connect a straight punch against Mary Kom .

Dead After Bus Falls Into Canal In Karnataka, Driver Swims To Safety
The bus, with at least 30 passengers, was heading from Pandavapura to Mandya when it plunged into the canal near Kanaganamaradi. Dramatic image from the scene show locals trying to pull the submerged bus out of the water with ropes.

Range Rover Evoque, Tata Harrier, BMW Cars
Gamma engines of the new Evoque will consist of petrol and diesel "turbocheetah" family Ingenium, and moderate hybrid powertrain. The hybrid system uses the energy in the battery to assist the engine at low-speeds and reduce urban emissions.

Watch Justin Bieber Smash Cake Into Hailey Baldwin's Face On Her Birthday!
Baldwin filed the trademarks through her Rhodedeodato Corp, a mix of her middle name and her mother's maiden name, Deodato. News: " Justin didn't grow up celebrating Thanksgiving , but they are doing a dinner tomorrow night".