President Donald Trump in big trouble

President Donald Trump in big trouble

WASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump may face impeachment after the startling revelations of his former lawyer.

Trump confronted calls for impeachment on Friday after his former lawyer Michael Cohen accused him of orchestrating a campaign cover-up to buy the silence of two women who claimed he had affairs with them.

Trump took to Twitter to accuse Cohen of making up “stories in order to get a deal” from federal prosecutors.

Michael Cohen had pleaded guilty on Tuesday to eight charges, including campaign finance violations that he said he carried out in coordination with Trump. Behind closed doors, Trump expressed worry and frustration that a man intimately familiar with his political, personal and business dealings for more than a decade had turned on him.

As Trump vented his frustration, White House aides sought to project a sense of calm. Used to the ever-present shadow of federal investigations, numbed West Wing staffers absorbed near-simultaneous announcements of the Cohen plea deal and the conviction of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort on financial charges.

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