President Donald Trump's former personal attorney and fixer Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to lying to Congress about a Trump Tower Moscow project, in which Trump intended to open a hotel condominium through 2017.
Cohen lied to match claims made by Trump on the campaign trail. On the campaign trail, Donald Trump continuously said he had nothing to do with Russia, no business dealings. As we now know, this was untrue. Cohen was in contact with Russian officials & members of the Trump family during the 2016 election through 2017.
Trump started his presidential bid in late 2015. In October he signed an intent to license a Moscow building.