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Cohen Pleads Guilty to Lying to Congress, Critics Say Mueller Is Fishing for Crimes

Cohen Pleads Guilty to Lying to Congress, Critics Say Mueller Is Fishing for Crimes | 29 Nov 2018 | Michael Cohen pleaded guilty Thursday to lying to Congress about the length of time the company headed for his then-boss President Donald Trump was involved in a real estate venture known as the "Moscow Project," according to the nine-page criminal charge released by the Office of Special Counsel. The criminal charge could carry a five-year sentence and a $250,000 fine. In the unexpected plea deal, Cohen, who was at the federal court house in New York on Thursday, admitted to making false statements to the Senate Intelligence Committee in 2017 about plans to build a Trump Tower in Moscow. The criminal charge also stated that Cohen had originally told the Senate committee that the project was no longer pursued after January 2016, just before the Iowa Caucuses. However, Cohen said that in fact it was being discussed until June 2016, during Trump's campaign. He also told Mueller's team that he had considered meeting with Russian officials but never actually did.