In a press scrum outside court moments after the hearing, Mr Cohen said nothing to reporters.
US President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen admitted on Thursday that he lied to Congress about Trump's business plans in Moscow in order to be consistent with the then-candidate's public disavowals of Russian Federation.
In testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee, Cohen played down the extent of his contact with the Kremlin about the potential project and made other false statements about the negotiations, which never led to a final deal. He previously identified individual one as Trump.
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Cohen said the Trump Organisation signed a non-binding letter of intent with Moscow-based IC Expert Investment Company and solicited building designs from architects and engaged in preliminary financing discussions.
The fact the Mueller inquiry continues to do its work clearly infuriates Trump.
The document also says that Cohen discussed in May of 2016 the possibility that he might travel to Russian Federation before the Republican National Convention and that Individual 1 might travel there after the convention, but a month later, told "Individual 2" - Sater - that he would not be making such a trip.
Mueller charged Cohen with purposely lying about the date the project ended in order to "give the false impression that the Moscow Project ended before 'the Iowa caucus and ... the very first primary, ' in hopes of limiting the ongoing Russian Federation investigations". Cohen is trying to reduce his prison sentence "by making up a story", the president continued.
Both Trump and Moscow have denied any wrongdoing.
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Federal prosecutors in Manhattan obtained the search warrant after receiving a referral from the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, according to Mr. Cohen's lawyer, who called the search "completely inappropriate and unnecessary". And this has been a highly eventful week for Mueller's probe.
Cohen has been scheduled to be sentenced in the earlier matter on December 12.
Cohen's chief lawyer Lanny Davis leapt to his client's defense, saying he had "told the truth and nothing but the truth".
Trump's ex-lawyer Michael Cohen, made famous after the Stormy Daniels scandal, has pleaded guilty to eight federal charges stemming from campaign finance and tax crimes. After the 2018 midterms, President Donald Trump's decision to fire Attorney General Jeff Sessions and replace him with loyalist Matthew Whitaker-who has been highly critical of Mueller's investigation-seemed highly Nixon-ish to those who are old enough to remember Watergate.
By that time, Trump was the presumptive Republican presidential nominee. Cohen used to describe himself as Trump's pit bull and delighted in jousting with the celebrity businessman's enemies, once asserting that he would "take a bullet" for his longtime boss.
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Trump and his son Donald Trump Jr. have admitted that campaign leaders went into the meeting expecting material that would be useful against the Democratic presidential nominee but said that this is common practice in politics and that nothing came from it.