Update: Mere minutes after President Trump boarded his flight to Argentina, his attorney Rudy Giuliani released a statement defending the president and undermining Cohen.
In the statement, Giuliani claimed it isn't a coincidence that Mueller has taken another action on the same day that President Trump was leaving for an important meeting with world leaders. He previously unsealed indictments against 12 alleged Russian Intel officers just as Trump was leaving for Helsinki to meet with Putin.
Just hours before President Trump was slated to board Air Force One for a 10-hour flight to Argentina for this weekend's G-20 conference, the president has decided to address the guilty plea entered by his former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, at a federal court house in Manhattan this morning.
In response to questions from reporters on the south lawn of the White House, Trump accused Cohen of lying to avoid jail time and said he doesn't know when he decided to drop the Trump Tower Moscow project that is at the center of the allegations in Cohen's guilty plea.
*TRUMP SAYS EVERYBODY KNEW ABOUT RUSSIA PROJECT
*TRUMP SAYS HE DECIDED NOT TO PURSUE RUSSIA PROJECT
*TRUMP CALLS FORMER ATTORNEY COHEN `WEAK PERSON'
*TRUMP SAYS COHEN IS LYING ABOUT MOSCOW PROJECT TO GET REDUCED SENTENCE
*TRUMP SAYS DOES NOT KNOW WHEN HE DECIDED TO DROP MOSCOW PROJECT
Trump also accused his former fixer of being a "weak person."
Cohen's guilty plea raises questions about Trump's statements regarding his business dealings in Russia during the campaign. In the days leading up to the plea, Trump has stepped up his attacks on the Mueller probe, accusing it of being a McCarthyist witch hunt that's wasting taxpayer money.