Michael Cohen shook Washington, D.C. to its core.
He pleaded guilty to lying to Congress about his dealings with Russians in 2016.
And this bombshell development put Robert Mueller one step closer to impeaching Donald Trump.
Cohen shocked everyone when he made a surprise appearance at a federal courthouse in Washington D.C.
He pleaded guilty to making numerous false statements about a plan to build a Trump Tower in Moscow in 2016.
Fox News reports:
After entering his plea, Cohen addressed the court for several minutes.
“Prior to the 2016 elections, I was a counsel and advisor to Donald Trump Organization. By 2016, I no longer did that work, but I continued to work for Donald Trump who became President of the United States, referenced as Individual 1 in the agreement,” Cohen said in court Thursday. “I continued to follow the political messaging of Individual 1 and his advisors. I was aware that individual 1 said he was not tied to Russia, attacks were politically motivated, and all interactions were terminated by the time of the Iowa Caucuses.”
Cohen added that in 2017 when he appeared before the Senate Intelligence Committee, he gave a “false” description of the Moscow Project.
“I asserted all efforts ceased in January 2016 when they kept going until June 2016,” he said. “There were more extensive communications. I said I never contemplated travel or spoke to Individual 1 regarding travel, but I did.”
The fake news treated this as a bombshell.
But Cohen still did not admit to anything that resembles collusion with Russia.
And no one has been charged with a conspiracy to collude with Russia.
This could be another supposed Russia bombshell that fizzles out.
We will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.