President Donald Trump directed his former lawyer Michael Cohen to lie at the Congress about the plans for building a Trump Tower in Moscow (AKA the Moscow project ) in the course of 2016 presidential campaign, exclusive report says.
In August at a hearing in the federal court in New York, Cohen acknowledged that Trump had also ordered him to get involved in a crime by arranging payments before 2016 election to two women that previously testified having affairs with Trump.
Michael Cohen pleaded guilty in November for lying to Congress about the Russia investigation. “What I did was at the direction of and for the sole benefit of @realDonaldTrump @POTUS. I truly regret my blind loyalty to a man who doesn’t deserve it,” he wrote on Twitter.
In December Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison for participating in illegal hush-money payment making to the two women in contravention of campaign laws and for lying to Congress about the Moscow project.