Michael Cohen reveals negotiations for Trump Tower Moscow continued until June 2016 - and Trump knew
Michael Cohen admitted in court to lying to Congress about his pursuit of a Trump Tower real estate deal in Moscow while Donald Trump was president.
The former Trump Organization attorney pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday on new charges and agreed to cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller.
Cohen had previously testified negotiations for the Moscow deal ended in January 2016, but told the court that negotiations continued until June 2016.
He also revealed that he briefed the president and Trump family members multiple times on his efforts to secure a deal in Russia.
The attorney admitted he lied about the negotiations during testimony in August 2017.
Cohen, 52, pleaded guilty in August to violating election campaign finance laws related to payments to porn actress Stormy Daniels — which he told the court came at the direction of Trump, just weeks ahead of the 2016 election.