Donald Trump has accused Michael Cohen of lying about the US president working on a Moscow real estate project, saying he’s seeking a reduced jail sentence.
It comes after Cohen pleaded guilty on Thursday to making false statements to Congress about the project.
Cohen told a judge that statements he gave a Senate Select Committee in 2017 were false. At the time, he said that Trump’s efforts to build a Trump Tower property in Moscow ended in January 2016 and were not discussed with other members of the Trump company.
He also said that he never planned to travel to Moscow to pursue the project, and had received no word from the Russian government regarding approvals for it.
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