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Michael Cohen Pleads Guilty In A Separate Plea from His Other Guilty Plea

By Dustin Rowles | Politics | November 29, 2018 |

By Dustin Rowles | Politics | November 29, 2018 |


Michael Cohen unexpectedly arrived in court this morning after agreeing to a plea deal with the special counsel for lying to Congress. This is different than the guilty plea he entered to in August to campaign finance violations regarding Trump’s hush money payments to Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal. This guilty plea concerns misleading Congress about the Russia investigation, and therefore could have much broader implications where it concerns the White House.

Specifically, at least one lie is in regard to a deal to build a Trump Tower in Moscow in 2015. Cohen initially claimed that there were no conversations about the construction project beyond January 2016, but in fact, he had discussions about the project as late as August 2017, which means that Trump — while President — was attempting built a Trump Tower in Moscow. Make of that what you want.

In the meantime, Cohen has spent more than 70 hours giving testimony to the Mueller probe.

Cohen currently faces 46 to 63 months in prison based on the August guilty plea (Trump, by the way, could face those same charges once he is out of office). I assume that this guilty plea will increase his sentence, unless he has a lot to offer Mueller. He will be sentenced under the older plea deal on December 12th.

In the meantime:

“Perhaps subversive.” Trump has no idea what that means, does he? He just thinks it sounds insidious.

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