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Why Michael Cohen’s Surprise “Extra” Guilty Plea Could Spell Big Trouble For The President

Trump Won’t Be Meeting With Russian President Putin At A Meeting Of World Leaders In Argentina This Weekend

The President, in a series of Tweets, citing the fact that Russia has still not released three ships belonging to Ukraine’s military as the reason. We told you about that story last weekend.

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Michael Cohen, in D.C. for hearings, in September 2017
  1. This still doesn’t mean Trump did anything illegal unless he was untruthful in the answers he just provided the Mueller team. Trump could’ve been doing business in Russia, or attempting to do business in Russia while he was running for President and that would’ve been perfectly legal. And even if he told the public he wasn’t (which he did), and he was (which maybe there’s evidence now he was), that still wouldn’t make it illegal. Because — as the President proves virtually every day — politicians are allowed to lie to voters. Lying to federal investigators, however, would be illegal.
  2. Trump just answered written questions from Mueller. We don’t know for sure exactly what the Special Counsel asked, but given the reaction of people involved to this news, it’s probably pretty safe to guess Mueller asked him about efforts and discussions to build a major Trump-branded property in Moscow. If the President’s written answers don’t jibe with what Cohen is now saying, that could be a really gigantic problem for Trump. That may be why some Trump advisors and lawyers, including Rudy Giuliani, were quick to assure the New York Times that Cohen’s “updated” story “essentially matches what Mr. Trump himself stated in written answers”.
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