Former US Attorney Preet Bharara says Trump could possibly face impeachment over Cohen: 'This is terrible for Trump'
Preet Bharara speaks to CNN (screen grab)

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."

Watch the video below via CNN.