US President Donald Trump ordered his former lawyer Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about his plans to build a Trump Tower in Moscow, according to new report, prompting calls for Trump’s resignation or impeachment.
After Trump won the election, he personally directed Cohen to lie to US lawmakers about their plan to continue building a Trump Tower in Russia during the 2016 US presidential campaign, the BuzzFeed news website reported Thursday.
Cohen pleaded guilty in November to lying to Congress about the tower project. He received a three-year sentence in December and is set to start serving it in March.
Directing or encouraging someone to lie under oath is a crime under US law known as subornation of perjury.
While the US Justice Department has previously concluded that a sitting American president cannot be charged while in office, such an allegation, if found true, could launch impeachment proceedings in Congress.
Former US attorney…