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President Trump attends the Group of 20 summit in Buenos Aires on Nov. 30. (Lukas Coch/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock). Michael Cohen’s guilty plea Thursday that he lied to Congress about Donald Trump’s interests in building a Moscow tower comes as little surprise — everyone attached to this administration seems to lie with ease. And yet it’s explosive news in the carnival kingdom of liars, crooks and thieves. Cohen, who probably knows more than anyone about Trump’s business dealings — excepting, perhaps, special counsel Robert S. Mueller III — admitted having falsely claimed that efforts to build a Trump Tower Moscow ended in January 2016. It turns out that negotiations actually continued through mid-June of that year. Full story

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