President Trump’s former personal attorney Michael Cohen on Thursday pleaded guilty for misstatements he made to Congress while testifying about his contacts with Russians during the 2016 presidential campaign.
Cohen appeared in a federal court in Manhattan after reaching a deal with special counsel Robert Mueller.
He pleaded guilty to making a false statement about the effort to build a Trump Tower in Moscow during the 2016 presidential campaign while testifying before Congress, according to court documents, and made false statements about the timing of the project.
Cohen made the misstatements while testifying before two congressional intelligence committees in 2017.
He also agreed to cooperate with Mueller’s investigation, according to a plea deal released by the special counsel.