In today's Trump news, former Trump organization attorney Michael Cohen plead guilty to lying to Congress in the ongoing Russia probe.
President Trump's former consigliere plead guilty on Thursday to one count of lying to Congress about the ongoing Russia probe.
Cohen is the 33rd person connected to Trump to be charged by special counsel Robert Mueller.
Flanked by his lawyers, Cohen, 52, made a surprise appearance before a federal judge in New York on Thursday morning.
Cohen plead guilty to lying to Congress about a real estate deal he was negotiating in Moscow on Trump's behalf during the 2016 presidential campaign.
Cohen previously plead guilty to multiple counts of income tax fraud and violating campaign finance laws. He also admitted to "influencing" the 2016 elections.
As he left the White House Thursday morning, President Trump told reporters Cohen was "a weak person" who is trying to get a lighter sentence for himself.
In related Trump news, federal agents raided the City Hall offices of a powerful Chicago alderman linked to Trump.
The Chicago Tribune reports that federal agents executed warrants on the City Hall offices of Chicago Alderman Ed Burke, a powerful political figure and a prominent property tax attorney who helped win a tax appeal for President Trump's Chicago tower.
Reporters rushing to the scene observed thick brown paper covering the glass doors of Burke's offices.
Burke, 74, recently celebrated 50 years in City politics in Chicago. He is running for re-election to a record 14th term in February.
Adlerman Howard Brookins, who has offices next to Burke's in City Hall, said he was surprised to see the feds raiding the offices of an official so close to an election.
"I listen to the news and read the papers, and I thought they didn't do anything that close to an election, so it's shocking to me as to how you, or why something like this would happen some 90 days before an election," Brookins told reporters at City Hall.
Burke's wife, Judge Ann Burke, just won re-election to another term on the Illinois Supreme Court.
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