Michael Cohen: Donald Trump's former lawyer to plead guilty to lying

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Michael Cohen, former attorney to President Trump, has pleaded guilty to making false statements to Congress regarding Special Counsel Robert Mueller's "Russiagate" investigation.

Cohen made a surprise appearance Thursday in a NY courtroom to enter the plea.

Under a plea deal with special counsel Robert Mueller, he will cop to one count of making false statements in August previous year related to Mueller's investigation into the Russians' interference during the 2016 presidential campaign.

Michael Cohen, one of Donald Trump's closest advisers for more than a decade, pleaded guilty on Thursday to lying to Congress about plans to build a Trump tower in Russian Federation.

Mr Cohen - once a staunch Trump loyalist - was interviewed in October previous year behind closed doors by congressional investigators.

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Cohen had previously testified negotiations for the Moscow deal ended in January 2016, but told the court that negotiations continued until June 2016. He has said the project was in its early stages in the fall of 2015, as Trump's presidential campaign heated up. The women have claimed they had affairs with Trump after the real estate mogul married his third wife, Melania.

Cohen and prosecutors referred to Trump as "individual one" throughout Thursday's proceedings and said he lied "to be loyal to Individual One".

Trump and Cohen have been estranged since Cohen implicated Trump in court, saying he made the payments "in coordination and at the direction of a candidate for federal office".

The new charge was brought by investigators on Mueller's team, who are looking into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russians in the 2016 election.

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