Washington( CNN) Michael Cohen’s admission that he lied to Congress about Donald Trump’s knowledge of the ongoing effort to build a Trump Tower in Moscow during the 2016 campaign has ensnared the President’s children in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.
After previously saying that the Moscow project had stopped in January 2016, just before the Iowa caucuses, Cohen said Thursday in federal courtroom that discussions actually continued until June 2016 — when Trump was the presumptive Republican nominee.
Cohen, in countenancing a request bargain, are recognizing that he had “more extensive communications” than the three he previously indicated he had with Trump, which he previously claimed lasted no more than a few minutes, and added that he “briefed” Trump own family members about development projects. The guilty request doesn’t government which family members Cohen is referring to or when he spoken with them. It would not be illegal to discuss the plans with Trump’s children, who were helping steer the business.