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

Michael Cohen, former personal attorney to President Donald Trump, exits federal court, November 29, 2018 in New York City. (AFP pic)

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump called for “a long prison term” after his ex-lawyer Michael Cohen admitted lying to Congress about pursuing a real estate deal with Russia on 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,” Trump added.