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Michael Cohen, former personal advocate of US President Donald Trump, leaves the Federal Court in New York, United States, on Tuesday, August 21, 2018.
Former Donald Trump attorney Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to having lied to Congress about a real estate project in Russia, under an agreement with special advocate Robert Mueller. as part of an investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, reported the Associated Press Thursday.
In August, Cohen pleaded guilty to eight other charges in the Southern District of New York related to tax evasion, excessive election contributions and misrepresentation to a financial institution.
Two of these charges related to his previous work for Trump, when he stated that he had made payments to women in 2016, at the request of a political candidate for the election. presidential.
Neither the special advocate's office nor Davis immediately responded to CNBC's requests for comment.
The development of Cohen's legal saga comes shortly after Trump sent several tweets raging against Russia's investigation.
In a statement to the Senate Intelligence Committee in September 2017, Cohen referred to a sloppy real estate transaction that Trump had made in Russia years ago.