Scorned lawyer Michael Cohen is Donald Trump's worst nightmare come true

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"It's no surprise that Cohen lied to Congress".

The guilty plea explains that Cohen lied to Congressional committees about the Trump Organization's efforts during the presidential campaign to build a Trump Tower in Moscow.

"He's a weak person and not a very smart person".

Cohen was interviewed in October last year behind closed doors by lawmakers conducting their own investigation into whether Mr Trump's campaign worked with Russian Federation to sway the United States election two years ago.

Thursday's hearing was the latest twist in the US Department of Justice special counsel's investigation into whether Mr Trump or his inner circle colluded with an alleged Russian attempt to influence the 2016 presidential election.

"These developments make clear that my colleagues and I must step in and provide accountability", said Nadler (D-NY).

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The document does not identify "Individual 1", but according to people familiar with the case, that person is President Trump.

Senior Democrats on the Senate intelligence and judiciary committees believe Donald Trump junior may have given false evidence when testifying about a now famous Trump Tower meeting with Russians in June 2016.

Cohen is set to be sentenced for lying to Congress on December 12.

As he left the White House shortly after the court proceeding concluded, Trump called Cohen "a weak person".

On or about August 28, 2017, the defendant MICHAEL COHEN, in the District of Columbia and elsewhere, in a matter within the jurisdiction of the legislative branch of the Government of the United States, knowingly and willfully made a materially false, fictitious, and fraudulent statement and representation, to wit, COHEN caused to be submitted a written statement to SSCI [the U.S. Senate Committee on Intelligence] containing material false statements about the Moscow Project, including false statements about the timing of the Moscow Project, discussions with people in the Company and in Russian Federation about the Moscow Project, and contemplated travel to Russian Federation in connection with the Moscow Project.

At issue with Stone, a GOP political operative and Trump confidante, is what he knows about the timing and release of WikiLeaks publication of hacked emails from John Podesta and other Democrats during the 2016 presidential campaign.

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He also admitted lying about his contacts with Russian officials, and about discussing whether he or Trump should travel to Russia in connection with the project. Corsi's associate Roger Stone and Donald Trump Jr. may also be on the hook for things they've said in the past on separate matters. "I said I would confirm and revert".

On Tuesday, November 27-only one day after news broke that Manafort's plea deal with Mueller had ended-the New York Times reported that Manafort had been using his attorney, Kevin Downing, to funnel information on Mueller's probe to Trump's lawyers.

Cohen pleaded guilty in August to eight federal charges, including tax evasion, bank fraud and campaign finance violations.

Whitaker was advised of the plea ahead of time, according to a person familiar with the investigation.

According to BuzzFeed, Sater knew the deal had fallen through when Trump tweeted in July 2016, writing "For the record, I have ZERO investments in Russian Federation".

Mr Cohen has previously said he would "take a bullet" for the President.

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As much as Trump may want it to disappear, the Mueller probe looks certain to cause him plenty more agitation as he enters the third year of his presidency. Guidelines call for little to no prison on the new charge.

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