Court filing reveals Cohen told Trump about Kremlin contact
Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer, informed Trump about a conversation he had with the Kremlin seeking help to build a skyscraper in Moscow in 2016 during the U.S. presidential campaign, according to a court filing.
Cohen also “remained in close and regular contact with White House-based staff and legal counsel” to Trump while preparing false statements to Congress about his contacts with Russia, Cohen’s lawyer’s said in the filing to a Manhattan federal judge late Friday.
Cohen is scheduled to be sentenced on Dec. 12 after pleading guilty to tax evasion, making false statements to a bank, campaign finance violations, and lying to Congress.
Cohen’s lawyers filed their brief late Friday night, which meant that the news was greatly overshadowed by that of the death of 41st President George H. W. Bush.
The filing contains several important revelations and implications, which attorney and pundit Renato Mariotti unrolls in this detailed Twitter thread. The analysis is thorough — and pretty devastating to the West Wing. No collusion? Ex-reality TV celeb Trump may want to rethink that mantra…