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Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 10 December 2018

Trump calls for his ex-lawyer Michael Cohen to be jailed

The president called for 'a long prison term' after Cohen admitted lying to Congress

Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen leaves a federal court in New York on November 29, 2018. AP Photo
Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen leaves a federal court in New York on November 29, 2018. AP Photo

US President Donald Trump called for a "a long prison term" after his ex-lawyer Michael Cohen admitted lying to Congress about pursuing a real estate deal with Russia on Mr Trump's behalf during the 2016 election campaign.

"You mean he can do all of the TERRIBLE, unrelated to Trump, things having to do with fraud, big loans, Taxis, etc., and not serve a long prison term?" the president said on Twitter.

"He lied for this outcome and should, in my opinion, serve a full and complete sentence," Mr Trump added.