Appearing unexpectedly before a federal judge in Manhattan on Thursday morning, Cohen, 52, pleaded guilty to one count of making false statements to Congress.
"He was convicted of various things unrelated to us", Trump said of Cohen as he addressed reporters before boarding Marine One headed for G20 meetings in Argentina.
In a statement, Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani said Trump was asked about the Moscow development in written questions from the Mueller team. What he's trying to do is end ― and it's very simple.
"I'm the guy who stops the leaks", Cohen said in an interview a year ago with Vanity Fair.
Robert Mueller is evidently digging into the Trump Tower deal in Moscow.
Cohen worked as a top lawyer to Trump and his real estate company for a decade.
On Jan. 14, 2016, just weeks before the Republican party caucus in Iowa, Cohen emailed the office of Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov asking for help getting the Trump Tower Moscow project off the ground.
Trump revived the idea in 2013 during his visit to Moscow as owner of the Miss Universe pageant.
A pardon for Paul Manafort is "not off the table", US President Donald Trump said Wednesday, drawing swift rebuke from critics who fear the president will use his executive power to protect friends and supporters caught up in the Russian Federation probe. Trump reportedly scouted a potential site, but the idea again faded.
Trump Jr. has said he did not take any action based on that tip. His share on the first $100 million in condo sales alone would reach another $5 million. Cohen used to describe himself as Trump's pit bull and delighted in jousting with the celebrity businessman's enemies, once asserting that he would "take a bullet" for his longtime boss.
Schiff said the guilty plea raises more concern about other Trump associates: "We believe other witnesses were also untruthful before our committee", he added. "And possibly fix relations between the countries by showing everyone that commerce and business are much better and more practical than politics".
Contrary to his statements, the project was discussed multiple times within the company - beyond January 2016 - and with efforts to obtain Russian governmental approval being discussed as late as June of that year.
Cohen, "knowingly and deliberately" made "false representations" lawyers for special counsel Robert Mueller told the court in the plea deal. Cohen said he kept Trump, named as "Individual 1" in the plea, updated about the deal's progress, and also "briefed family members of Individual 1 within the company about the project".
In court, Cohen said, "I made these misstatements to be consistent with Individual 1's political messaging and out of loyalty to Individual 1". Cohen acknowledge considering traveling to Moscow to discuss the project.
The document does not identify "Individual 1", but according to people familiar with the case, that person is President Trump.
Cohen also mulled traveling to Russia in connection with the project and in May 2016 was offered a possible introduction to either the Russian president or prime minister on the sidelines of a Russian forum in June 2016. Cohen responded, "My trip before Cleveland".
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Khan said while addressing the gathering. "Every time we take one step ahead, we slide two steps behind", he said. Sharing her experience about the visit, Ms Badal said, "Politics must be left aside on Kartarpur issue".
The runoff was rocked by a video showing her praise a supporter by saying she'd attend a " public hanging " if he invited her. In a statement Tuesday night, Espy, an African American politician, said the election is "the beginning, not the end".
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is encountering something in Tunisia that he doesn't see often: public anger. Some critics have likened the Tunisian Ennahda party to the Muslim Brotherhood, which is banned in Saudi Arabia.
Democrats and even some lawmakers in Trump's own party have resisted his calls to fund his proposed border wall. Mexico is on track to send a total of around 100,000 Central Americans back home by the end of this year.
Poroshenko said it was necessary because of intelligence about "a highly serious threat of a ground operation against Ukraine". But in an interview with The Washington Post , Trump said , "Maybe I won't have the meeting".
In an interview with The Wall Street Journal , Trump said he's not afraid to slap duties on consumer goods like iPhones. Trump on several occasions has suggested that Apple should bring iPhone manufacturing to the U.S. "They haven't been.
Manafort, though he has not made public statements since his plea, was thought to be the star cooperator in the special counsel's ongoing probe.
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