Cohen Pleads Guilty to Moscow Trump Tower Lie

Michael Cohen, a personal attorney for President Trump, and his lawyer Stephen Ryan, off camera, address the media in Hart Building after the Senate Intelligence Committee meeting to discuss Russian interference in the 2016 election was postponed on September 19, 2017. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Michael Cohen, a personal attorney for President Trump, and his lawyer Stephen Ryan, off camera, address the media in Hart Building after the Senate Intelligence Committee meeting to discuss Russian interference in the 2016 election was postponed on September 19, 2017. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Posted November 29, 2018 at 10:31am

President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney Michael Cohen pleaded guilty Monday to lying to Congress about his work on a Trump real estate deal in Moscow, the Associated Press reported.

Cohen, appearing in court in New York, admitted that in 2017 he made false statements to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence about a plan to build a Trump Tower in Moscow.

His guilty plea on Monday follows ones in August on federal charges involving his taxi businesses, bank fraud and his campaign work for Trump.