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Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen pleads guilty to lying to Congress

Michael Cohen has previously said he was Trump's "fixer" and would "take a bullet" for the US president.

Brendan Pierson | Reuters  |  New York 

US President Donald Trump's longtime personal lawyer Michael Cohen pleaded guilty on Thursday to making false statements to Congress regarding a Trump Organization real estate project in Moscow, putting fresh pressure on the president. Cohen entered the guilty plea in federal court in Manhattan to one count of making false statements to Congress in an investigation by lawmakers into whether Trump's campaign worked with Russia to sway the election. Cohen said in court that in 2017, he submitted a written statement to Congress saying all efforts relating to the real estate ...

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First Published: Thu, November 29 2018. 21:48 IST