BREAKING: Michael Cohen Pleads Guilty for Lying to Congress

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Posted: Nov 29, 2018 10:00 AM
BREAKING: Michael Cohen Pleads Guilty for Lying to Congress

President Trump's longtime personal lawyer and advocate Michael Cohen pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday morning for lying to Congress in 2017.  He made a false statement to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence about plans to build a Trump Tower in Moscow during the 2016 presidential election.

"Michael Cohen, 52, of New York, New York, pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Andrew L. Carter of the Southern District of New York to making false statements to the U.S. Congress in violation of 18 U.S.C. 1001 (a)(2)," the Special Counsel released.

The terms of the plea agreement can be found here.

Cohen faces five years in prison and will continue to cooperate with the Special Counsel investigation. In August, he pleaded guilty to eight charges related to campaign finance law, making false financial statements and tax fraud.

Throughout the week, President Trump has been attacking the Special Counsel investigation into the 2016 election.

Last week conservative Jerome Corsi said on his internet show that he was offered a plea deal by Special Counsel investigators. He has chosen to reject that deal and fight charges he believes are imminent.

This story has been updated with additional information.