Breaking news out of Manhattan where we’re seeing reports that former Trump attorney Michael Cohen is making a surprise appearance in federal court this morning:
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Cohen, President Trump's ex-lawyer, is making a surprise court appearance before a federal judge in New York.
— Jonathan Lemire (@JonLemire) November 29, 2018
According to reports, Cohen will plead guilty to “making false statements to Congress regarding the Russia investigation” regarding “his contacts with Russians during the presidential campaign.”
BREAKING: ABC News reports: Michael Cohen is expected to plead guilty to making false statements to Congress regarding Russia investigation
— Evan Rosenfeld (@Evan_Rosenfeld) November 29, 2018
Michael Cohen, Pres Trump’s former personal attorney, reaches new plea deal with Mueller this morning. Expected to enter guilty plea for false statements to Congress coupled with dozens of hours of testimony potentially damaging to Pres Trump–Special Counsel values testimony.
— GeorgeStephanopoulos (@GStephanopoulos) November 29, 2018
Cohen to plead guilty to to lying to Congress about "his contacts with Russians during the presidential campaign." https://t.co/FpRiKh7ynj
— Justin Miller (@justinjm1) November 29, 2018
Sources are telling ABC News that Cohen gave “70 hours” of testimony to the special cousnel’s office:
— Johnny Verhovek (@JTHVerhovek) November 29, 2018
We’ll keep you posted.
Update: Cohen’s pleading guilty over statements he made to Congress on a Trump real estate deal in Russia:
In testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee, Michael Cohen played down the extent of his contact with the Kremlin about the potential Trump Tower project and made other false statements about the negotiations, according to Mueller. https://t.co/fp9kFelKDh
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) November 29, 2018
But this could be the most significant statement:
Michael Cohen's lawyer – Cohen "has co-operated" and "will continue to co-operate".
Note the word 'continue'.
— Ben Riley-Smith (@benrileysmith) November 29, 2018
Is Michael Cohen trying to get a pardon from a Dem president after 2020? https://t.co/N38HciO1DR
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) October 20, 2018
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) October 11, 2018