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Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen pleads guilty to lying over Russia investigation

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Michael Cohen, former personal attorney to Trump, exits federal court Thursday in New York City. At the court hearing, Cohen pleaded guilty to making false statements to Congress about a Moscow real-estate project Trump pursued during the 2016 presidential campaign.

The former personal attorney to President Donald Trump on Thursday pleaded guilty to lying about the Russia investigation.

Michael Cohen pleaded guilty in a Manhattan court to misleading Congress about the investigation into whether the Trump presidential campaign colluded with Russia.

ABC reported that Cohen gave Special Counsel Robert Mueller some 70 hours of testimony on contacts with Russians by Trump associates during the campaign, as well as the president’s business ties, obstruction of justice and talk of possible pardons.

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