Former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara told CNN’s Jake Tapper that an impeachment might be in President Trump’s future during Tuesday’s show.
President Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen pled guilty to eight criminal counts.
“I think that’s terrible news for President Trump. I’m not surprised given that in open federal court there’s not a cooperation agreement. [It] may be that they have what they need in the information provided obviously to the special counsel. And will be in whatever report he prepares for the attorney general and for further distribution to Congress,” Bharara said.
Tapper asked how this could impact President Trump.
“Is there legal exposure for President Trump?” Tapper asked. “Or according to Justice Department guidelines, a sitting president cannot be indicted and that’s the end of it. ”
“There’s impeachment with evidence of a crime and the Constitution, high crime or misdemeanor,” Bharara said. “I want to caution folks. I didn’t attend the hearing. I don’t know all the details. I don’t know everything that was said. But based on what was just described, it sounded like Michael Cohen was directly implicating his former boss, his client, the president in the federal crime.”
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Boris Johnson said he would rather be ‘dead in a ditch’ than delay Brexit — but just asked to extend deadline
Prime Minister Boris Johnson is to write to Brussels seeking a Brexit deadline extension after MPs voted Saturday to demand he delay Britain's October 31 departure date.
In a phonecall with European Council President Donald Tusk after the vote, Johnson said he would send the letter mandated by MPs to seek more time, a EU source told AFP.
"The PM confirmed that the letter would be sent to Tusk today," the source said.
"Tusk will on that basis start consulting EU leaders on how to react. This may take a few days," he added.
Tusk said on Twitter that he was "waiting for the letter".
Trump is ‘weakened on virtually every front’ as impeachment intensifies: Washington Post analysis
President Donald Trump is in a "fragile state" and telegraphing weakness, according to a new analysis by Washington Post reporter Philip Rucker.
"President Trump, whose paramount concern long has been showing strength, has entered the most challenging stretch of his term, weakened on virtually every front and in danger of being forced from office as the impeachment inquiry intensifies," he wrote.
Rep AOC helped Bernie Sanders turn out ‘the largest crowd drawn by any candidate’: report
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) helped Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) turn out a huge crowd at a campaign rally in New York City.
Ocasio-Cortez, also known as AOC, officially endorsed the Vermont senator at the event.
"Bernie Sanders has a crowd of 25,872 this afternoon at his Queens rally, according to the security company handling the event, Contemporary Services Corp. That would make this event, his first since his heart attack 18 days ago, the largest crowd drawn by any candidate," Buzzfeed News correspondent Ruby Cramer reported.