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Trump calls Cohen a 'weak person' who is 'lying'

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says his former is a "weak person" who is "lying" to get a reduced sentence.

The is reacting to Cohen's guilty plea Thursday to lying to about work he did on a Trump in

During a surprise court hearing, Cohen admitted to lying to the intelligence committee about a plan to build a Trump Tower in

Cohen said he made the false statements to be consistent with Trump's "political message."

Cohen's says he continues to cooperate Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian election interference and possible coordination with Trump associates.

Cohen, Donald Trump's former lawyer, has pleaded guilty to lying to about work he did on a Trump in Cohen made a surprise appearance Thursday in a courtroom to enter the plea.

He admitted making false statements in 2017 to a intelligence committee about a plan to build a Trump Tower in

Cohen said he lied about the timing of the tower negotiations and other details to be consistent with Trump's "political message."


In August, Cohen pleaded guilty to other federal charges involving his taxi businesses, and his campaign work for Trump.

One of the prosecutors working with was present in the courtroom.

Cohen has been cooperating with Mueller's probe.

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First Published: Thu, November 29 2018. 22:25 IST
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