Cohen Pleads Guilty to Lying to Congress

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President Donald Trump’s longtime personal lawyer Michael Cohen has pleaded guilty to lying to Congress about work he did on a Trump real estate deal in Russia and agreed to cooperate with Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

Cohen made a surprise court appearance Thursday — first reported by ABC News — around 9 a.m. in New York.

He admitted to making false statements in 2017 to the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence about a plan to build a Trump Tower in Moscow.

“I made these misstatements to be consistent with individual 1’s political messaging and out of loyalty to individual 1,” Cohen said in court. He previously identified …

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