In this file photo taken on December 12, 2018 US President Donald Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen arrives at US Federal Court in New York where he is expected to be sentenced after pleading guilty to a number of charges. AFP / COREY SIPKIN
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Cohen's assertion that Trump was inquiring about the project as late as June 2016, if true, would show Trump remained personally interested in a business venture in Russia well into his candidacy. Cohen, scheduled to report to prison in May, has already said he briefed Trump on the project in June 2016 .As Special Counsel Robert Mueller nears the end of a 21-month probe into whether the Kremlin meddled in the 2016 presidential election in collusion with Trump's campaign, Cohen was set to offer lawmakers new information about the president's private affairs over three consecutive days starting on Tuesday.The Tuesday session in the Senate will focus mainly on what Cohen knows about Trump and associates' dealings with Russia, as well as about Cohen's previous lying to Congress, said two congressional sources.When Cohen pleaded guilty to breaking campaign finance laws for that, he said he made the payment at Trump's direction.
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