In Thursday the former lawyer of the President of the United States Michael Cohen admitted in court in perjury in closed hearings relative to alleged contacts with the Russians during the campaign for the election of the President of the United States in 2016. This was reported on Thursday by the Associated Press news Agency.
The lawyer, representing Cohen, at the end of the hearing stated that Cohen “cooperated and will continue to cooperate” with the investigation. Earlier in the hearings in the special Senate intelligence Committee in 2017, Cohen claimed that he stopped discussing the possibility of building a skyscraper Trump Tower in Moscow in January 2016. Now he admitted that he continued discussions until June 2016, that is, at a time when Trump was actually the official candidate of the Republican party for the post of the President of the United States. This recognition of Michael Cohen can have extremely serious consequences for the US President Donald Trump, said CNN.
Earlier in the us media there were reports that the office of the us special Prosecutor Robert Mueller, investigating the alleged collusion between Trump’s aides and representatives of the Russian Federation, provisionally reached a deal with Cohen, in which he pleads guilty to the fact that he gave misleading testimony to members of Congress. Cohen gave testimony to the staff of the special Prosecutor’s office a total of not less than 70 hours.
In August of this year, Cohen in court in New York pleaded guilty to eight counts of Federal charges, including tax evasion, violation of election campaign financing rules, fraud in the banking sector and providing false information to the US financial organizations. He was granted bail in the amount of $ 500 thousand.