Michael Cohen Pleads Guilty to Lying to Congress About Trump’s Real Estate Project in Russia.
Donald Trump’s former attorney just left a federal courthouse in Manhattan after pleading guilty to lying to Congress. This is reportedly a part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.
Michael Cohen plead guilty to lying about Donald Trump’s Moscow real estate project he pursued during the time he was running for President.
Prosecutors laid out an enormous list of lies that Cohen admitted to telling Congress in relation to the Moscow project attempt.
Cohen alleges that he did this to minimize links between the possible development and Donald Trump as he was campaigning for the presidency.
This is Cohen’s second guilty plea in the last four months, the latest nothing burger that has come from the investigation by special counsel Robert S. Mueller into Russian collusion in the 2016 election.
As a part of Cohen’s plea, he alleges that the efforts to build a Trump tower in Moscow really went into June of 2016, not January of that year as he originally claimed.
In July of 2016 Donald Trump did affirm that he had no investments in Russia, which is true. “For the record, I have ZERO investments in Russia.”
This was an attempt to make a real estate deal in Moscow to build a Trump Tower, this deal never went through and according to Cohen, the talks over the deal ended by June of 2016, or maybe January, who really knows what the truth is.
Donald Trump addressed Cohen’s guilty plea and revealed what a big crock of nothing this whole thing is. He called Cohen a “weak person,” and said that he was just trying to get a “reduced sentence.”
Just because Donald Trump was running for President doesn’t mean that he wasn’t allowed to simultaneously run his business. There is no news to his real estate dealings with Moscow that, in the end, he never went through with.
Cohen says that he lied in the hopes of limiting the ongoing Russia investigation. Federal sentencing guidelines call for Cohen to face a maximum of 6 months in prison for his guilty plea and no prison on the low end. Both sides have agreed to not requesting a sentence outside of that range because of Cohen’s willingness to cooperate.
Cohen has made a complete turn from the man he once was, who claimed he’d “take a bullet” for Donald Trump. He has worked for Trump for a decade but now he’s had a “change of conscience” to get his butt out of the hot water of tax evasion and bank fraud.
The once pro-Trumper even took to Twitter before the midterm elections to urge people to vote democrat. He tweeted that the midterms “might be the most important vote in our lifetime.”