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November 30, 2018 12:51 p.m.

This Week: Cohen’s New Deal With Mueller Spells Trouble For Trump

It’s all coming back to Michael Cohen. In a surprise Thursday news break, Cohen pleaded guilty to lying about his contacts with Russia during the 2016 campaign as part of a new deal with special counsel Robert Mueller. The development put the Trump family squarely back in the spotlight of the Russia investigation. Cohen pleaded guilty to lying to Congress about his months-long effort, carried out with mob-linked Trump associate Felix Sater, to develop a Trump Tower Moscow. Contrary to Cohen’s testimony, that project was under consideration until June 2016 — after Trump had become the presumptive GOP nominee. Despite Trump’s insistence he had “zero” business interests in Russia, Cohen also admitted he was briefing Trump, Donald Trump Jr., and Ivanka Trump about the deal, and even asked Trump to go to Moscow in person during the campaign. Cohen also lied about his repeated contacts with President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman about the project. Per Buzzfeed, he and Sater even discussed…

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