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Article by Bryan Howard
November 29, 2018
President Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen agreed to a plea deal with Muller. Cohen admitted to perjury in a statement he gave to Congress in 2016.
Cohen admitted he lied about his efforts to help build a Trump Tower in Moscow. He claims he did so in a manner to help line up with Trump statements he made Before the Iowa Caucusing during his campaign. However, none of this has to do with the Trump Russia Collusion, only has to do with Cohen stating dates wrong on his involvement in building a Trump Tower.
Court Documents Noted,
On or about August 28, 2017, the defendant MICHAEL COHEN, in the District of Columbia and elsewhere, in a matter within the jurisdiction of the legislative branch of the Government of the United States, knowingly and willfully made a materially false, fictitious, and fraudulent statement and representation, to wit, COHEN caused to be submitted a written statement to SSCI [the U.S. Senate Committee on Intelligence] containing material false statements about the Moscow Project, including false statements about the timing of the Moscow Project, discussions with people in the Company and in Russia about the Moscow Project, and contemplated travel to Russia in connection with the Moscow Project.
Cohen’s punishment is a maximum of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine, with three years of supervised release.