For Trump, Michael Cohen has moved from problem-solver to big problem

After his longtime lawyer Michael Cohen agreed to cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation on Nov. 29 P

And nothing said in court, or in associated court filings, addressed whether Trump or his aides had directed Cohen to mislead Congress.

U.S. President Donald Trump is deriding Michael Cohen as a "weak person" after his former lawyer's bombshell admission that he lied to Congress past year about an abandoned plan to build a Trump Tower in Moscow.

Trump later reiterated his disparagement of Cohen: "What he's trying to do - because he's a weak person and not a very smart person".

According to Cohen's latest testimony, the Trump Organisation was seeking to do business in Russian Federation into the middle of an election year.

It's no coincidence that in 2018, major media outlets like MSNBC and CNN have made a point of inviting Jill Wine-Banks, John Dean, Dan Rather and Carl Bernstein to appear as guests and comment on Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia-related investigation.

"These developments make clear that my colleagues and I must step in and provide accountability", said Nadler (D-NY).

One day after this call, Moscow-born businessman Felix Sater, referred to as "Individual 2" in court papers asked Cohen to talk, writing "It's about [the President of Russia] they called today".

At the court hearing, Cohen pleaded guilty to making false statements to Congress about a Trump real estate project in Moscow during the 2016 presidential campaign.

The only groups where a plurality said Trump tells the truth regarding the Russian Federation investigation were those who approve of the job he's doing as President (77% of whom said that what he says about the investigation is true, compared with 14% who said it is false), Republicans (75% true, 19% false), conservatives (63% true, 31% false) and white non-college graduates (49% true, 46% false). And lying to investigators, Mueller's office asserted, was an egregious violation of that agreement. "I was very focused on running for president".

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Asked why he worked with Cohen for so long, Trump said, "Because a long time ago he did me a favor".

The plea documents demonstrate that Cohen lied to two separate congressional intelligence committees over the length of the project to "minimize links between the Moscow project and individual 1 [Donald Trump] and..."

Cohen also mulled traveling to Russia in connection with the project and in May 2016 was offered a possible introduction to either the Russian president or prime minister on the sidelines of a Russian forum in June 2016. "Sources have said Manafort went to see Assange in 2013, 2015 and in spring 2016 - during the period when he was made a key figure in Trump's push for the White House".

US President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen leaves the US Courthouse in NY on April 26, 2018. Prosecutor say Cohen is cooperating with Mueller and has met with his team at least seven times. "I said I would confirm and revert".

The nine-page charging document for Cohen traces the behind-the-scenes communication about the project that had been discussed more than 20 years ago.

"These false statements regarding the continued pursuit of a Moscow-Trump Tower deal during much of the presidential campaign only underscore the importance of a thorough investigation into any financial entanglement between Trump and Russian Federation", he said. Cohen is scheduled to be sentenced December 12.

On Thursday, Cohen confessed that he lied to Congress about a real estate project in Russian Federation he had been involved with on behalf of Trump.

The president reportedly denied a political associate, Roger Stone, had tipped him off that Wikileaks would publish hacked Democratic emails, and said he had no knowledge of a 2016 meeting at Trump Tower between his son and a Russian lawyer promising dirt on Hillary Clinton.

Democratic Representative Jerrold Nadler, of NY, left, now the incoming Democratic chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, speaks as Democratic Representative Sheila Jackson Lee, of Texas, center, listens during a news conference on Capitol Hill, on May 24.

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