Transcript for Cohen pleads guilty
Good Friday morning everyone we begin with new details and the Russian investigation following that bombshell guilty plea from the president's former lawyer Michael calling has admitted to lying to congress. He now says talks about. Building and a trump tower in Moscow continued well into 2016 even after trump. Had the Republican nomination wrapped up meanwhile buzz feed reports that the trouble. Organization planned to give Vladimir Putin a fifty million dollar penthouse if the deal went through. ABC's want to Zach has all the new details I'm Matt plea deal and what's next lot of good morning. Good Friday morning to you can this and unite president Trump's current attorney Rudy Giuliani is now calling president from former attorney Michael Cohen a quote. Proven liar and he says that it is no coincidence at the timing of this news with the president sat to meet with other world leaders at the G-20. President trumps former attorney Michael Cohen now says that what the public didn't know. Is that while Donald Trump was running for president saying things like this a respectfully is that strong leader they were also pursuing a trump tower project in Moscow until June 26 team. As part of a plea deal with special counsel Robert Mueller. Cohen pleaded guilty to lying to congress he had previously told lawmakers the Moscow project was abandoned in January 2016. But he now says that the project continued until June deep into the campaign. And that he also discussed trump tower Moscow with Donald Trump other members of the trump family as well as top officials in the Russian government. Michael Collins is lying in response the president lashed out at his former fixer these are weak person. I'm not a very Smart very should be striving yet they much lesser prison sentence. Why make give up the story Canty says that if it was true it wasn't a legal what I'd run for president that doesn't mean I'm not allowed to do business. Now some congressional leaders say they want the special counsel to review the testimonies of other trump associates we believe other witnesses were untruthful before committee. Go in his testimony now may conflict with the testimony given by the president's son. Donald Trump June year. And president trump is at the G-20 today he was supposed to be meeting with Russian president Vladimir couldn't he has canceled that meeting now he says. Because of Russia's actions in the Ukraine and missed and I want to thank you there change in the president's schedule.
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